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Title: Experimental and theoretical studies on the properties of injection moulded glass fibre reinforced mixed plastics composites
Authors: Bajracharya, RM
Manalo, AC
Karunasena, W
Lau, KT 
Keywords: Glass fibre
Thermoplastic resin
Mechanical properties
Injection moulding
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Composites. Part A, Applied science and manufacturing, 2016, v. 84, p. 393-405 How to cite?
Journal: Composites. Part A, Applied science and manufacturing 
Abstract: Recycled mixed post-consumer and post-industrial plastic wastes consisting of HDPE, LDPE and PP were injection moulded with short glass fibre (10–30% by weight) to produce a new generation composite materials. Intensive experimental studies were then performed to characterise the tensile, compression and flexural properties of glass fibre reinforced mixed plastics composites. With the addition of 30 wt.% of glass fibre, the strength properties and elastic modulus increased by as much as 141% and 357%, respectively. The best improvement is seen in the flexural properties due to the better orientation of the glass fibres in the longitudinal direction at the outer layers. The randomness and length of the glass fibre were accounted to modify the existing rule of mixture and fibre model analysis to reliably predict the elastic and strength properties of glass fibre reinforced mixed plastics composites.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/61959
ISSN: 1359-835X
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.02.025
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