Variations of mechanical properties of jute/polyester composite aged in various media

Sen I., ARAL A., Seki Y., SARIKANAT M. , Sever K.

JOURNAL OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS, vol.46, no.18, pp.2219-2225, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0021998311430866
  • Page Numbers: pp.2219-2225
  • Keywords: Water ageing, composite, polyester, jute fiber, mechanical properties, natural fiber, polymeric composite, REINFORCED POLYESTER COMPOSITES, WATER-ABSORPTION, JUTE FIBER, POLYPROPYLENE COMPOSITES, EPOXY COMPOSITES, SISAL, DEGRADABILITY, BAMBOO, WOOD


Woven roving jute fiber-reinforced unsaturated polyester composites were subjected to water absorption tests in order to study the effects of water ageing on the mechanical properties. Composite specimens were immersed in distilled water and salt water up to 2736 h. The water absorption of specimens reached to an equilibrium level after an immersion time of 300 h. It was observed that tensile, flexural, and interlaminar shear strengths (ILSSs) of jute/polyester composites decreased depending on the immersion time. The ILSS values of the composites were reduced by more than 53% for both the distilled water and the salt water after an immersion time of 2736 h.