Journal ID : TRKU-02-10-2020-11185
[This article belongs to Volume - 62, Issue - 09]
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Title : Performance Comparison on Using Metal and Kenaf FRP Composite Hollow Structure in Oblique Crushing

Abstract :

Advanced material such as fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite has been known for its lightweight characteristics. However, the performance of the material compare to metal always debatable. Therefore in this paper, it is comparing metal structure used as safety device in automobile with kenaf FRP composite structure. For the composite structure, taper cross-section has been chosen while the kenaf fibre was used as the main constituent and reinforced by epoxy thermoset. As a result, the composite structure able to obtain higher specific energy absorption (SEA) but lower energy absorbed compare to metal

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