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Why are natural fibres failing to deliver on composite performance?

Thomason, J.L. (2009) Why are natural fibres failing to deliver on composite performance? In: 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM17, 2009-07-27 - 2009-07-31, Edinburgh, UK.

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Abstract

The poor performance of natural fibres as composite reinforcements where the focus on chemical aspects has not yet delivered the "holy grail" of glass fibre replacement in volume applications is discussed. An explanation is proposed based on the anisotropic structure of these fibres and its influence the composite interphase.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 8069
Keywords: natural fibres, interphase, adhesion, residual stress, thermal expansion, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Chemical technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics of Materials, Biomaterials, Ceramics and Composites
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology > Chemical technology
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Depositing user: Ms Katrina May
Date Deposited: 27 May 2009 14:53
Last modified: 26 Mar 2015 19:02
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/8069

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