Oluseun Bolarinwa; Afa Waifielate BTH-AMT-Ex--2008/D-05--SE, pp. 60. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2008.
This thesis workis eco-friendly,agricultural material.Examples of some non-wood fibre material are also discussed briefly but with emphasis on coconut fibre to evaluate its mechanical properties.Experiments were carried out and the result analyzed to calculate its young modulus,yield stress,stress and strain at break.The results obtained from the test machine were analyzed.Finite element model was created with a commercial software ABAQUS to compare results obtained from the tensile test(experiment) to arrive at meaningful results for validation