Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

, Volume 43, Issue 9, pp 4689–4696 | Cite as

Effect of Pistachio Shell Particle Content on the Mechanical Properties of Polymer Composite

  • Mohamad AlsaadiEmail author
  • Ahmet Erkliğ
  • Khamis Albu-khaleefah
Research Article - Mechanical Engineering


The effect of the content of microscale natural pistachio shell particles on the mechanical properties of polyester matrix composites was experimentally investigated. The pistachio shell particle contents were 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 wt%. Tensile, flexural, and Charpy impact tests were carried out on molded composite specimens according to the ISO 179/92 standard. Good dispersion of pistachio shell particles in polymer matrix was observed using SEM micrographs. The highest tensile strength, flexural strength, and impact strength were obtained at a pistachio shell particle content of 10, 5, and 5 wt%, respectively.


Pistachio shell Composite materials Mechanical properties Particle filled Additives 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Materials Engineering DepartmentUniversity of TechnologyBaghdadIraq
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of EngineeringGaziantep UniversityGaziantepTurkey

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