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Particleboard is a good substitute for costly wood/plywood boards. Particleboard can be developed from Date-Palm Leaves (DPL) as an annually renewable agro waste. DPL has a higher ultimate fiber length (1.25-2.50 mm) and higher α-cellulose content (about 60%) than hardwood/plywood and jute stick. In this present research, a numerical analysis focused on predicting the optimum strength for a selected chair style based on the mechanical strength behavior of the date palm leaves particleboard. This analysis is based on employing a chair model generated by Solidworks software and simulated by ANSYS software using the experimental mechanical properties of the selected material. Results show that the numerical analysis can predict a precise strength and safe behaviour for the selected chair shape and size according to the material properties without the manufacturing process taking part.
This research is a self-funded project no funds has been paid by any source.
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