Fibre - Laygeometry and Its Influence on Mechanical Properties of Doum Palm (Hyphaene Thebaica) Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite

International Journal of Material Science and Engineering
© 2021 by SSRG - IJMSE Journal
Volume 7 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Adamu Alhaji Umar, Adamu Baba Wada
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Adamu Alhaji Umar, Adamu Baba Wada, "Fibre - Laygeometry and Its Influence on Mechanical Properties of Doum Palm (Hyphaene Thebaica) Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite," SSRG International Journal of Material Science and Engineering, vol. 7,  no. 2, pp. 13-17, 2021. Crossref,


This study was conducted to determine the effect of fiber-laygeometry on mechanical properties of Doum palm fiber-reinforced composite with a view of finding the best lay geometry that will give the best mechanical properties. Composites of four different fiber-laygeometries were developed, their mechanical properties were evaluated. Ultimate tensile strength, Young’s modulus, percentage elongation, flexural strength, Impact Strength, and hardness were determined. The result showed that fiber-laygeometry affects the mechanical properties of the composite. As the fiber-laygeometry increases from 00 to 900, the tensile strength, percentage elongation, and impact strength all decreased while flexural strength and tensile modulus increase. However, fiber-laygeometry has no significant effect with respect to hardness. The best fiber-laygeometry that gives the optimum mechanical properties is at 00 orientations


Composite, Doum Palm, Epoxy Resin, Fibre, Laygeometry


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