What is it about?

This work deals with the effect of variation in P. amygdalus content and the effect of chemical treatments like silane and alkaline treatment on the dynamic characteristics of fabricated composites.

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Natural fibers and fillers are playing a predominant role in enlightening the damping and mechanical properties of polymer material.


it is observed that chemical treatment removes the strength reducing substances like lignin, hemicellulose and wax from the kenaf fiber and P. amygdalus filler surfaces. The addition of filler and chemical treatment increase the tensile strength to 56 MPa and flexural strength to 89 MPa. Silane-treatedP. amygdalus filler with 10% composite, reveals higher storage modulus of 4.71 GPa than the alkaline and untreated composites in all tested frequencies. This kind of industrial agro waste hybrid composite can be considered as an effective damping material.

Dr RAJKUMAR Kaliyamoorthy
SSN college of engineering

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This page is a summary of: Static and dynamic behavior of micrometric agro Prunus amygdalus particulate distributed interpolymer layer‐kenaf composite, Polymer Composites, May 2020, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/pc.25621.
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