What is it about?

Purposes of this study is to determine the mechanical properties of marble and resin composites in four types of compositions. The method used to find mechanical properties in this research are by applying tensile and hardness testing. The results of this test is the comparison of each composition. At the end, the results is to obtain the best compositions of resin composite and marble’s powder. It was found that the composition with optimal tensile strength and hardness is occurred in between the compositions from 60/40 to 70/30.

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Why is it important?

Aceh province is a producer of marble stone, especially in the district South Aceh (Tapaktuan). At this time, marble in this area is widely used as flooring, household appliances, and so on. The process of producing raw materials into products causes a lot of waste. Gradually, this waste will accumulate and should be reduced by the waste into useful products [2]. One solution is to make the marble powder waste into a composite material. This composite can later be used into form and needed by the community.

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The results of testing and SEM observations, provide several conclusions: the largest value of yield stress, 10.77 MPa, obtained by 70/30 composition. The largest Young’s modulus value, E=43.75 MPa, obtained by 60/40 composition and the greatest value of hardness (111.71 HRR), obtained by 80/20 composition. The composition with optimal tensile strength and hardness is between the compositions from 60/40 to 70/30.

Husaini H
Universitas Syiah Kuala

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This page is a summary of: Mechanical Properties Characterization of Marble and Resin Composite Materials, IOP Conference Series Materials Science and Engineering, April 2019, Institute of Physics Publishing, DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/506/1/012045.
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