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Mechanical Properties of Uni-Directional Long Bamboo Fiber/Bamboo Powder Composite Materials

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This paper describes the mechanical properties of the composite materials produced using long bamboo fiber and bamboo powder. Bamboo fiber and powder can be hot press-molded much like plastic materials, and the use of these materials in place of plastic products would reduce the environmental impact of extensive plastic use. In this study, the tensile and flexural properties of molded uni-directional long fiber reinforced composites made from bamboo fiber bundles and Bamboo powder were examined. The results showed that the tensile and flexural strength of bamboo fiber/powder composites were increased with increasing fiber content. On the other side, both strengths of composite were decreased with increasing molding temperature after 180. The highest tensile and flexural strengths of the bamboo fiber reinforced bamboo powder composites specimens which were tested were recorded at 169.9 MPa and 221.1 MPa, respectively.

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Ochi, S. (2014) Mechanical Properties of Uni-Directional Long Bamboo Fiber/Bamboo Powder Composite Materials. Materials Sciences and Applications, 5, 1011-1019. doi: 10.4236/msa.2014.514103.

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