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: 9 January 2019
    Accepted: 29 January 2019
    Published: 20 February 2019
    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