Journal of
Mechanical Engineering Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Mech. Eng. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2383
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMER
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 117

Article in Press

Effect Of Moisture On The Mechanical Properties Of Rhecktophyllum Camerunense Natural Fiber Plaster Composites

Noutegomo Boris*, Betene Ebanda Fabien, & Atangana Ateba

  •  Received: 31 July 2019
  •  Accepted: 18 May 2020
The aim of this work focuses on the study of the effect of moisture on the mechanical properties of natural fiber composite (NFC) plaster/Rhecktophyllum camerunense (RC). Indeed, the treated with NaOH and untreated RC fiber reinforced plaster composites are fabricated and hygro-thermally aged at 23%, 54% and 75% relative humidity at 23°C. Flexural test was carried out using a three-point bending approach according to NF EN 658-3 standard on specimen. The results indicate that the flexural properties of the aged composites decreased with increasing humidity due to the degradation of the fiber matrix interface.

Keywords: RC fiber, natural fiber composites, Water absorption, Flexural test.