American Journal of Polymer Science and Technology

Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2018

  • Effect of Visco-Elastic Parameters and Activation Energy of Epoxy Resin Matrix Reinforced with Sugarcane Bagasse Powder (SCBP) Using Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)

    Mustapha Abdullahi, Paul Andrew Mamza, Gideon Adamu Shallangwa

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2018
    Pages: 53-60
    Received: Jan. 09, 2019
    Accepted: Jan. 29, 2019
    Published: Feb. 20, 2019
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    Abstract: A sugar cane bagasse powder (SCBP) reinforced epoxy resin composite was developed at low cost using the hand lay-up method. The viscoelastic parameters and activation energies of the composites were evaluated using dynamic mechanical analyzer (DMA) in a temperature range from 30°C to 120°C at 10Hz oscillating frequency. It was observed that 30wt% a... Show More