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Author Islam, Md. Azharul
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Northeast Forestry University
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2015
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology
Subject Keyword Wood plastic composite ♦ LDPE ♦ Mechanical properties ♦ Physical properties ♦ Response surface methodology ♦ Forestry
Abstract We produced wood–plastic composite board by using sawmill wastage of mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) wood and low density polyethylene. We used multi-response optimization to optimize the process parameters of composite board production including mixing ratio, fire retardant (%) and pressing time (min). We investigated the effects of these three process parameters in the mechanical and physical properties of the composite board. Afterwards, Box–Behnken design was performed as response surface methodology with desirability functions to attain the optimal level of mixing ratio, fire retardant and pressing time (min). The maximum modulus of elasticity (MOE) and modulus of rupture (MOR) were achieved at the optimal conditions of wood plastic mixing ratio of 60:40, pressing time of 9 min and zero fire retardant percentage. The optimized MOR and MOE were 13.12 and 1,781.0 N mm$^{−2}$, respectively.
ISSN 1007662X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-01-27
Publisher Place Harbin
e-ISSN 19930607
Journal Journal of Forestry Research
Volume Number 26
Issue Number 2
Page Count 8
Starting Page 487
Ending Page 494


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