Year 2019, Volume 7 , Issue 2, Pages 89 - 93 2019-12-25

Mechanical and microstructural characterization of rubber particle reinforced thermoplastic for automobile bumper application

Muideen Adebayo BODUDE [1] , Theddeus Tochukwu AKANO [2] , Adebayo Felix OWA [3]


Thermoplastic elastomer composite produced from low-density polyethylene (LD-PE) mixed with 150μm pulverised rubber particles in varied proportions (5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25%) using stir casting technique was characterized for mechanical properties in relation to the base polyethylene. Tensile, impact, flexural, and hardness tests were conducted to investigate the mechanical properties of the elastomer. The results obtained showed that the reinforcement with up to 20%wt of pulverised rubber particle generated a composite with a higher modulus of elasticity of 374MPa and hardness of 14.06BHN relative to those of the base material which are 227MPa and 11.48BHN respectively. However, the bending strength and the impact energy of the generated composite are 40MPa and 19.5J, which are lower than those of the base material, which are 57MPa and 20J. This may be due to insufficient adhesion between the phases of the matrix and reinforcement.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Engineering
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Author: Muideen Adebayo BODUDE
Institution: University of Lagos
Country: Nigeria


Orcid: 0000-0002-6998-0743
Author: Theddeus Tochukwu AKANO (Primary Author)
Institution: University of Lagos
Country: Nigeria


Author: Adebayo Felix OWA
Institution: Federal University Oye-Ekiti
Country: Nigeria


Dates

Publication Date : December 25, 2019

Bibtex @research article { mjen640299, journal = {MANAS Journal of Engineering}, issn = {1694-7398}, eissn = {1694-7398}, address = {}, publisher = {Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University}, year = {2019}, volume = {7}, pages = {89 - 93}, doi = {}, title = {Mechanical and microstructural characterization of rubber particle reinforced thermoplastic for automobile bumper application}, key = {cite}, author = {BODUDE, Muideen Adebayo and AKANO, Theddeus Tochukwu and OWA, Adebayo Felix} }
APA BODUDE, M , AKANO, T , OWA, A . (2019). Mechanical and microstructural characterization of rubber particle reinforced thermoplastic for automobile bumper application. MANAS Journal of Engineering , 7 (2) , 89-93 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/mjen/issue/50947/640299
MLA BODUDE, M , AKANO, T , OWA, A . "Mechanical and microstructural characterization of rubber particle reinforced thermoplastic for automobile bumper application". MANAS Journal of Engineering 7 (2019 ): 89-93 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/mjen/issue/50947/640299>
Chicago BODUDE, M , AKANO, T , OWA, A . "Mechanical and microstructural characterization of rubber particle reinforced thermoplastic for automobile bumper application". MANAS Journal of Engineering 7 (2019 ): 89-93
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ISNAD BODUDE, Muideen Adebayo , AKANO, Theddeus Tochukwu , OWA, Adebayo Felix . "Mechanical and microstructural characterization of rubber particle reinforced thermoplastic for automobile bumper application". MANAS Journal of Engineering 7 / 2 (December 2019): 89-93 .
AMA BODUDE M , AKANO T , OWA A . Mechanical and microstructural characterization of rubber particle reinforced thermoplastic for automobile bumper application. MJEN. 2019; 7(2): 89-93.
Vancouver BODUDE M , AKANO T , OWA A . Mechanical and microstructural characterization of rubber particle reinforced thermoplastic for automobile bumper application. MANAS Journal of Engineering. 2019; 7(2): 93-89.

Authors of the Article
Muideen Adebayo BODUDE [1]
Theddeus Tochukwu AKANO [2]
Adebayo Felix OWA [3]