Composite material consists of reinforcement materials and resin as a matrix. Vacuum infusion isone of composite material manufacturing process. This process is to minimize the air cavity on composite material. The composite material will have good mechanical properties. There is a problem in vacuum infusion related to resin gelling time that must be considered. In this study, the area as well as the reinforcement layers are variated. Unsaturated polyester was used as resin and woven roving fiberglass was used as reinforcement. This study was obtained that resin infusion time data for woven roving, 15x20 cm of size, in two until six layers are 55 seconds to 78 seconds; whereas, the infusion times for 15x25 cm of size,in two until six layers are 119 seconds to 235 seconds; whereas the infusion time for 15x35 cm of size, in two until six layers are 181 seconds to 303 seconds. By data processing, the maximum fiber area that resin still can flow, for 6 layers, is 0,4391 m2 (or 15 cm x 2.92m). Maximum fiber total layers for the specimen with 15x20cm2, 15x25cm2 and 15x35 cm2 of areaare 147, 145 and 125 layers respectively.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Apr 2018|
|Event||2nd International Conference on Oleo and Petrochemical Engineering, ICOOPChE 2017 - Pekanbaru-Riau, Indonesia|
Duration: 29 Nov 2017 → 30 Nov 2017