Mechanical and wettability performance of sand/hdpe composite sheets

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Abstract

Polymer/composite sheets were developed using sand as the filler, and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), by melting extrusion in a melt blender followed by compression molding. The effects of addition of filler, and the addition of polyethylene grafted maleic anhydride (PE-g-MA) as the compatibilizing agent were investigated by observing the morphology, the mechanical performance as well as the wettability characteristic via contact angle measurements. A decreasing trend was observed with filler addition, both for the Young’s modulus and yield stress values of each of the samples, from 1200.81 MPa and 35.15 MPa at 0 wt% to 1182.33 MPa and 23.11 MPa for the non-compatibilized sheet at 35 wt%, to 629.95 MPa and 9.56 MPa in the case of the compatibilized sheet respectively. However, addition of filler did not significantly affect the surface wetting in any case, thereby promoting good anti-wetting performance for both sets of sheets. As a result, the potential use of such synthetic composite sheets could be considered as a good alternative for applications which require reduced ductility or increased anti-wetting performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th Asia Conference on Mechanical and Materials Engineering - Selected peer-reviewed full text papers fromthe 8th Asia Conference on Mechanical and Materials Engineering
EditorsOmar S. Es-Said
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages9-14
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783035737059
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event8th Asia Conference on Mechanical and Materials Engineering, ACMME 2020 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Jun 11 2020Jun 14 2020

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume1015 MSF
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752

Conference

Conference8th Asia Conference on Mechanical and Materials Engineering, ACMME 2020
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period6/11/206/14/20

Keywords

  • Composite
  • Composite-sheets
  • Material
  • Polymer
  • Sand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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