Engineering Optimization
Optimization of parameter settings to achieve improved moisture absorption properties of Bamboo fibre composites

Okwuchi Smith Onyekwere; Mobolaji Humphrey Oladeinde; Raphael Olumese Edokpia

Volume 8, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 213-235

http://dx.doi.org/10.22105/jarie.2021.284494.1321

Abstract
  In composite production, hydrophilic nature of plant fibres results in poor interfacial adhesion between polar-hydrophilic fibre and non-polar-hydrophobic matrix and dimensional instability of the resulting product. Therefore, there is need to reduce the percentage of water absorption of natural fibres ...  Read More

Engineering Optimization
Optimization of parameter settings to achieve improved tensile and impact strength of bamboo fibre composites

Okwuchi Smith Onyekwere; Mobolaji Humphrey Oladeinde; Kindness Alfred Uyanga

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2020, , Pages 344-364

http://dx.doi.org/10.22105/jarie.2020.257974.1207

Abstract
  There is great interest in application of natural fibres, such as bamboo fibre, as reinforcement in composite production. Herein, to achieve high performance under optimum process conditions, experimental design and optimization techniques are used to investigate the best parameter settings for processing ...  Read More