WIT Press


Effect Of Water Absorption On Static And Creep Properties For Jute Fiber Reinforced Composite

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM040371

Volume

76

Pages

7

Published

2004

Size

871 kb

Author(s)

K. Takemura

Abstract

Natural fiber reinforced composite is focused on in order to solve some environmental problems. In this study, the effect of absorption on the mechanical properties of natural fiber composite is examined. Jute fiber is used as the reinforcement from the viewpoint of cost. The matrix is Polypropylene (PP). Static and creep tests for Jute Fiber Reinforced Plastics (JFRP) are conducted in dry and wet conditions. As a result, it is understood that the static strength and stiffness for JFRP decreases with increased water absorption. The strength of the re-dried specimen is not as high as that for the non-absorption specimen. For creep tests, there is already an effect of water absorption at the primary creep stage. At the secondary creep stage, the effect of absorption is greater than that of the other stages. The effect c

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