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A Comparative Study on Impact Strength Enhancement of Polylactic Acid Composites Reinforced with Jute and Novel Bamboo Fibers

Praveen Mohandas and Karuppiah Koppiahraj

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the impact strength enhancement potential of novel bamboo fiber (BF) in jute fiber ( JF) reinforced polylactic acid (PLA) composites. Composite materials were prepared using a hand lay-up technique with varying weight ratios of PLA, JF, and novel BF (80/10/10, 70/20/10, 60/30/10, 50/40/10, and 40/50/10 wt.%). The impact strength of the composite materials was tested using a sample size of 20, with 10 samples in group 1 (PLA/ JF) and 10 samples in group 2 (PLA/novel BF/JF), a G-power of 0.8, alpha and beta values of 0.05 and 0.2, and a 95% confidence interval (CI). Results showed that the composite materials with higher loading of novel BF had higher impact strength. The impact strength of the PLA/JF/novel BF composite material was 30.32 J/m, while that of PLA/JF was 23.70 J/m. The study concludes that novel BF improves the impact strength of PLA/JF composite materials, which can contribute to their reusability. This finding has implications for the development of sustainable and durable composite materials for various industrial applications.

Published on: October 04, 2023
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2023-s3-026
Citation: Mohandas P, Koppiahraj K. 2023. A Comparative Study on Impact Strength Enhancement of Polylactic Acid Composites Reinforced with Jute and Novel Bamboo Fibers. NanoWorld J 9(S3): S135-S138.

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