Engineering Properties of Palm Trunk Ash and Polyethene Composites on Reinforcement Loading Effect

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Recent Engineering Science (IJRES)          
  
© 2020 by IJRES Journal
Volume-7 Issue-5
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Ugwu Kenneth Chikwado, Ozioko Raphael Emeka, Ugwu Benedict Nnamdi
  10.14445/23497157/IJRES-V7I5P102

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MLA Style: Ugwu Kenneth Chikwado, Ozioko Raphael Emeka, Ugwu Benedict Nnamdi  "Engineering Properties of Palm Trunk Ash and Polyethene Composites on Reinforcement Loading Effect" International Journal of Recent Engineering Science 7.5(2020):9-16. 

APA Style: Ugwu Kenneth Chikwado, Ozioko Raphael Emeka, Ugwu Benedict Nnamdi. Engineering Properties of Palm Trunk Ash and Polyethene Composites on Reinforcement Loading Effect  International Journal of Recent Engineering Science, 7(5),9-16.

Abstract
The effect on some engineering properties of reinforced low-density polyethylene of both virgin and recycled with palm trunk ash was compared. The matrix materials used for forming the composites are the virgin, and recycled low-density polyethylene and palm trunk ash was used as filler material. The composites were prepared using percentage weight of 10%,20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60% and 70% of palm trunk ash. The conversion of waste materials to a valuable product was one of the major targets of the author, and the results showed that palm trunk ash (PTA) could be used as a reinforcing material on polymeric matrices of both virgin and recycled polyethylene. The results of the RLDPE-PTA and VDPE-PTA showed that the virgin material was more effective than the recycled material, and the quality of the recycled composites can be increased with an increase in the PTA to 50% and decreases on addition. The Palm trunk ash at 50% increases the tensile strength, thereby increasing the material’s brittleness and reducing the ductility. The tensile strength of VDPE-PTA and RLDPE-PTA obtained showed that a proper mixture of palm trunk ash and low-density polyethylene composite is good engineering materials for reinforcement loading. The increase in PTA to 50% level also decreases the composite materials’ flexural strength, which shows that the 10% PTA composite materials have the highest flexural strength. It was also observed that the melting point of the composite materials increases with an increase in palm trunk ash to a 50% level of both VDPEPTA and RLDPE-PTA.

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Keywords
Engineering, Properties, Palm Trunk Ash, Polyethene, Reinforcement Loading