Dynamic Mechanical Properties and Surface Morphology of Glass/Jute/Kevlar Fibres reinforced Hybrid Composite


  • Elijah Danladi Federal University, Gashua, Nigeria
  • Paul. A.P. Mamza Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • S.A. Yaro Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria Email: yaroaliyu@yahoo.com
  • M.T. Isa Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • E. R. Sadiku Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa


DMA, SEM, Jute fibre, Glass fibre, Kevlar fibre


Communication in Physical Sciences, 2021, 7(4): 438-443

Authors: Elijah  Danladi*, Paul.A.P. Mamza, S.A. Yaro, M.T. Isa, E. R. Sadiku and S.S. Ray

Received: 18 November 2021/Accepted 08 December 2021

The strength and application of polymers can significantly be affected by their mechanical properties, which indicates that measures aimed at altering their mechanical properties will also affect their strength and possible applications The purpose of this study is to investigate the dynamic mechanical properties of the glass/jute /Kevlar hybrid fibres reinforced polypropylene using dynamic mechanical analysis, (DMA) to establish the interfacial bond in relation to storage modulus, loss modulus and damping factor. The samples were prepared using Carver Press at a temperature of 190 oC and a pressure of 500 psi using 1 mm thin films of polypropylene. The results obtained showed that the hybrid composites have a poor interfacial bond which led to molecular motion as the temperature was increasing. The loss modulus was also high, likewise the damping factor. The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) micrograms also supported these findings by showing the delamination on impacted samples. These make the hybrid composite a good material for rigid body armor application.


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Author Biographies

Elijah Danladi, Federal University, Gashua, Nigeria

Department of Chemistry

Paul. A.P. Mamza, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Department of Chemistry,

S.A. Yaro, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria Email: yaroaliyu@yahoo.com

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,

M.T. Isa, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Department of Chemical Engineering

E. R. Sadiku, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa

Department of Chemical, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


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