Fabrication, Design and Analysis of Waste Chicken Feathers Fibers Composites for Automotive Indoors

  • Ahmed Mudhafar Hashim Materials Engineering University of Qadisiya, Diwaniyah – Iraq
  • Aseel Mahmood Abdullah Materials Engineering University of Technology, Baghdad – Iraq
  • Amar Jabbar Al-Baaji Materials Engineering University of Qadisiya, Diwaniyah – Iraq
Keywords: Animal fibers, Epoxy resin, Friendly composites, Mechanical properties, Solid works software.

Abstract

The rapidly increasing in pollution problems and its impact on the global climate and the need to find environmentally friendly materials to reduce this negative phenomenon, especially synthetic fiber polymer based composites that enter in automotive industry has led to attention to use natural fibers extracted from renewable sources. This work introduced a new environmentally composites for automotive indoors as the best choice than traditional polypropylene consist of waste chicken feathers fibers and epoxy resin. The concentrations of reinforcement phase are respectively 2, 4, 6, and 8 %wt. The fabrication technique of composites can be done by hand lay-up. The tensile and flexural behaviors of  samples were analyzed. The experimental results indicated that there is not effect on tensile strength when added 2 wt% of chicken feathers fibers to epoxy. As weight fraction of CFF increased the tensile strength of composites increased to maximum value 25.9 MPa for 4 %wt CFF. The results also shown there is clearly effect on flexural strength when added of chicken feathers fibers to epoxy. As weight fraction of CFF increased the flexural strength of composites increased to maximum value 98.2 MPa for 4 %wt CFF.

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Published
2019-08-09
How to Cite
Mudhafar Hashim, A., A. Mahmood Abdullah, and A. Jabbar Al-Baaji. “Fabrication, Design and Analysis of Waste Chicken Feathers Fibers Composites for Automotive Indoors”. ZANCO Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vol. 31, no. s3, Aug. 2019, pp. 137-42, doi:10.21271/ZJPAS.31.s3.19.