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Determination of Some Mechanical Properties of Unsaturated Polyester Reinforced with Glass Fiber and Plam Fiber

Wafaa AbedAlkazem Zkaer

Engineering and Technology Journal مجلة الهندسة والتكنولوجيا
ISSN: 16816900 24120758 Year: 2011 Volume: 29 Issue: 16 Pages: 3313-3319
Publisher: University of Technology الجامعة التكنولوجية

Abstract

In this work a composite materials is prepared containing matrix of polymer (unsaturated polyester) reinforced with different reinforcing materials (glass fiber + plate fiber) in different values of volume fraction %. All samples for to mechanical tests were prepared by hand layup process. The mechanical tests can be classified into: bending, tensile strength, tensile strength at break, elongation at break and hardness. The study of mechanical test shows that the mechanical properties increase with the increase in volume fraction.

Keywords

unsaturated polyester --- glass fiber --- palm fiber --- polyester mechanical properties