Fatigue Characteristic and Weibull Analysis of Sustainable Rubberwood Flour/Recycled Polypropylene Composites

Authors

  • Z. Mustafa Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, 76100, Melaka, Malaysia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9057-2373
  • T. M. I Nawi Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, 76100, Melaka, Malaysia
  • S.H.S.M. Fadzullah Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, 76100 Melaka, Malaysia
  • Z. Shamsudin Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, 76100, Melaka, Malaysia
  • S. D. Malingam Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, 76100 Melaka, Malaysia
  • T. Ratanawilai Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, 90112 Songkhla, Thailand

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15282/ijame.18.4.2021.03.0706

Keywords:

Fatigue life; Weibull distribution; Reliability probability; Rubberwood composite; Fatigue hysteresis loop

Abstract

Although there is a perpetual interest in natural fibre composite, the fatigue data and their durability behaviour is still lacking, thus limiting their potential use in high-end applications. In this study, wood polymer composite made from rubberwood flour and recycled polypropylene was subjected to a tension-tension fatigue test in order to investigate their fatigue characteristic. Hysteresis loop was captured in order to establish their stress to number of failure (S-N) curve. The fatigue strength of the composite strongly depends on the stress amplitude. At the lowest stress level, the fatigue life of the composite exceeds the 1.5 million cycles limit, suggesting that the endurance limit for composite materials to be 11.06 MPa. The residual modulus and energy dissipated are plotted as a function of number of fatigue cycles. As the cycles progress, the residual modulus fall and dissipated energy increase indicated the cyclic damage in the composite structure. Two parameters Weibull probability were used to statically analyse the fatigue life and reliability of the rubberwood/recycled polypropylene composite. The S-N curve was plotted at different reliability index (RI = 0.1, 0.368, 0.5, 0.9, 0.99) using Weibull data. This data is used to identify the first failure time and design limits of the materials.

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Published

2021-12-21

How to Cite

Mustafa, Z., Nawi, T. M. I. ., Fadzullah, S. ., Shamsudin, Z., Malingam, S. D., & Ratanawilai, T. (2021). Fatigue Characteristic and Weibull Analysis of Sustainable Rubberwood Flour/Recycled Polypropylene Composites. International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, 18(4), 9179 –. https://doi.org/10.15282/ijame.18.4.2021.03.0706

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