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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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)|
|Keywords:||natural fibres, interphase, adhesion, residual stress, thermal expansion, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Chemical technology|
|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 15:53|
|Last modified:||04 Oct 2012 18:46|
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