Compressed oil palm fronds composite: a preliminary study on mechanical properties

Mohd Sukhairi Mat Rasat, and Razak Wahab, and Amal Najihah Muhamad Nor, and Sitti Fatimah Mhd. Ramle, and Mahani Yusoff, and Siti Aisyah Nawawi, (2013) Compressed oil palm fronds composite: a preliminary study on mechanical properties. International Journal of Sciences, 2 (3). pp. 31-41. ISSN 2305-3925

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The mechanical properties of composites consisting of compressed oil palm fronds have been investigated. Three maturity groups at different portion were bind together using two types of formaldehyde resin which were phenol and urea. Modulus of rupture (MOR) for bending strength of the compressed oil palm fronds composite increase from young to intermediate and mature maturity group for each portion, meanwhile decrease from bottom to middle and top portion for each maturity group. Same results trend have been recorded for modulus of elasticity (MOE) for bending strength and modulus of rupture (MOR) for compression strength. Statistical analysis indicated significant differences between compressed oil palm fronds composite made from each maturity group and portion, but no differences were observed in the type of resin used.

Item Type: Non-Indexed Article
Keywords: Compressed oil palm fronds composite - Phenol and urea formaldehyde - Mechanical properties.
Faculty: Faculty of Earth Sciences
Deposited By: Mr Mohd Sukhairi Mat Rasat
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 10:57
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2013 10:57

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