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Effect of normalizing on the tensile strength, shrinkage and surface roughness of PLA plastic

Singh, Shivneel and Ananthanarayanan, Rajeshkannan and Firoz, Shahiz and Jeevanantham, A.K. (2020) Effect of normalizing on the tensile strength, shrinkage and surface roughness of PLA plastic. Materials Today: Proceedings, 24 (2). pp. 1174-1182. ISSN 2214-7853

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    Abstract

    The two major methods of altering the properties of a material include alloying and heat treatment processes. Out of the several heat treatment processes, normalizing is one in which air is used as a cooling media after the material has reached its recrystallization temperature. This project explores the effects of normalizing on the tensile strength of a chosen material, in this case as PLA (Polylactic Acid) plastic. The research also extended to investigate the effects of normalizing on surface roughness and shrinkage. The investigation follows a strategic and systematic approach whereby the methodology used to conduct the experiments gave a quantitative output. In general it was found that the heat treatment makes significant impact on the chosen property.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
    Depositing User: Rajeshkannan Ananthanarayanan
    Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2020 12:46
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2020 12:46
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/12369
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