Study of the mechanical properties of sansevieria fiber reinforced bio-composite

Show simple item record Habbi, Geofrey 2022-10-24T09:17:58Z 2022-10-24T09:17:58Z 2013-05
dc.identifier.citation Habbi, G.(2013). Study of the mechanical properties of sansevieria fiber reinforced bio-composite. Busitema University. Unpublished dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract Many can dispute the tremendous values of Sansevieria plant which is one of nature's greatest treasures. Sansevieria fibres are long filament category and as such, the fibre is spun on a long-fibre spinning system. The project brings, awareness towards the, eyes of many Ugandans and the world at large for its, potential use. The tensile and flexural properties of Sansevieria trifasciata fabric/epoxy (STFE) composites were evaluated. Composites were fabricated using Sansevieria trifasciata fabric: (STFs) with uniform lengths (2l0mm). When the length of the STF composite was increased, the tensile and-flexural strength properties of the composites were increased, and then a curtailment in properties occurred when, composite length further increased Some of the fibers were treated with alkali solution and some untreated, the composites were prepared by hand lay-up method. STFE composites showed a regular trend of an increase in properties with fabric and afterwards a decrease in properties of composites with greater fiber elongation, percent, Tensile tests revealed that an average tensile strength was about. 6.2028 MPa, the Young's modulus was 0.160 GPA and the elongation at the break was 10.07%. The flexural strength was calculated to be 36.06MPa. Chemical resistances of the STF composites were significantly improved for all NaOH chemical. These results indicate that. high performance all natural products composite materials can be developed from the resources that are readily available locally. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Mr. Rwahwiire Samson, Ms. Namuga Catherine, Busitema University. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Busitema University en_US
dc.subject Bio-composites en_US
dc.subject Sansevieria fibres en_US
dc.subject Mechanical properties en_US
dc.title Study of the mechanical properties of sansevieria fiber reinforced bio-composite en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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