POTENTIALS OF UNSATURATED POLYESTER – GROUNDNUT SHELL COMPOSITE AS MATERIAL IN BUILDING INDUSTRY
Publication Date : 01/08/2010
Unsaturated polyester-groundnut shell composite of various compositions were developed using unsaturated polyester resin and groundnut shell powder of 600 m size. The compression strength, flexural strength and water absorption properties of the composites were evaluated through standard experimental procedures. The highest Compression strength, flexural strength, and water absorption for the various composite compositions tested are 19.02 N/mm2, 8.76N/mm2 and 61.19% respectively. The least compression strength, flexural strength, and water absorption are 2.72 N/mm2, 0.57 N/mm2 and 2.81% respectively. The results of the water absorption test have shown that, composite with high content of groundnut shell, could not be used in applications were high water absorption is unwanted.
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