Effect of Mimosa Grafting on Anatomy, Chemical Composition and Tensile Properties of Bamboo Fiber
Keywords:Mimosa, strain to failure, α-cellulose, SEM.
The current study presents systematic and improved methodologies to characterize elementary bamboo fiber grafted with mimosa. For that, control and grafted bamboo culm anatomy was observed under scanning electron microscopy (SEM), chemical analysis was conducted and tensile properties were measured. During surface analysis, smoother surface was found for grafted fiber compared to the control fiber. No significant change in chemical composition was observed after grafting. In this experiment with the increase of span length the value of tensile strength has decreased but the young modulus has increased. The tensile strength of grafted fiber was higher than the control fiber. This is because fiber of larger span length has much larger surface area having more flaws and surface defects, which make the chance of failure larger .Thus it can be concluded that mimosa grafting seems to be useful for stronger control fiber with more reliable results.
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