Properties and Performance of Natural Fibre Composites

Concern about global warming has led to renewed interest in the more sustainable use of natural fibres in composite materials. This important book reviews the wealth of recent research into improving the mechanical properties of natural-fibre thermoplastic composites so that they can be more widely used. The first part of the book provides an overview of the main types of natural fibres used in composites, how they are processed and, in particular, the way the fibre-matrix interface can be engineered to improve performance. Part two discusses the increasing use of natural-fibre composites in such areas as automotive and structural engineering, packaging and the energy sector. The final part of the book discusses ways of assessing the mechanical performance of natural-fibre composites. With its distinguished editor and team of contributors, Properties and performance of natural-fibre composites is a valuable reference for all those using these important materials in such areas as automotive and structural engineering. Provides an overview of the types of natural fibres used in composites Discusses fibre-matrix interface and how it can be engineered to improve performance Examines the increasing use of natural-fibre composites in automotive and structural engineering and the packaging and energy sector

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  • Author : Kim Pickering
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 576 pages
  • ISBN : 1845694597
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Properties and Performance of Natural-Fibre Composites

Properties and Performance of Natural-Fibre Composites
  • Author : Kim Pickering
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 23 June 2008
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Concern about global warming has led to renewed interest in the more sustainable use of natural fibres in composite materials. This important book reviews the wealth of recent research into improving the mechanical properties of natural-fibre thermoplastic composites so that they can be more widely used. The first part of the book provides an overview of the main types of natural fibres used in composites, how they are processed and, in particular, the way the fibre-matrix interface can be engineered

Natural Fibre Composites

Natural Fibre Composites
  • Author : Alma Hodzic,Robert Shanks
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 13 February 2014
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The use of natural fibres as reinforcements in composites has grown in importance in recent years. Natural Fibre Composites summarises the wealth of significant recent research in this area. Chapters in part one introduce and explore the structure, properties, processing, and applications of natural fibre reinforcements, including those made from wood and cellulosic fibres. Part two describes and illustrates the processing of natural fibre composites. Chapters discuss ethical practices in the processing of green composites, manufacturing methods and compression and

Advanced High Strength Natural Fibre Composites in Construction

Advanced High Strength Natural Fibre Composites in Construction
  • Author : Mizi Fan,Feng Fu
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 04 October 2016
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Advanced High Strength Natural Fibre Composites in Construction provides the basic framework and knowledge required for the efficient and sustainable use of natural fiber composites as a structural and building material, along with information on the ongoing efforts to improve the efficiency of use and competitiveness of these composites. Areas of particular interest include understanding the nature and behavior of raw materials and their functional contributions to the advanced architectures of high strength composites (Part 1), discussing both traditional and novel

Interface Engineering of Natural Fibre Composites for Maximum Performance

Interface Engineering of Natural Fibre Composites for Maximum Performance
  • Author : Nikolaos E Zafeiropoulos
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 26 February 2011
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One of the major reasons for composite failure is a breakdown of the bond between the reinforcement fibres and the matrix. When this happens, the composite loses strength and fails. By engineering the interface between the natural fibres and the matrix, the properties of the composite can be manipulated to give maximum performance. Interface engineering of natural fibre composites for maximum performance looks at natural (sustainable) fibre composites and the growing trend towards their use as reinforcements in composites. Part

Natural and Artificial Fiber-Reinforced Composites as Renewable Sources

Natural and Artificial Fiber-Reinforced Composites as Renewable Sources
  • Author : Ezgi Günay
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 02 May 2018
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Nano- and micro-sized natural fibers of vegetable origin are fully biodegradable in nature. However, the nano- and micro-sized synthetic fibers are fully man-made. Fiber-reinforced composites composed of stiffened fiber and matrix are well-known engineering materials. Fiber-reinforced materials have been used in industrial production. Natural fibers can be obtained from many sources in nature such as wool, sisal, ramie, kenaf, jute, hemp, grass, flax, cotton, coir, bamboo and abaca, banana, and sugarcane bagasse. Artificial fibers have been produced from more stiff

Advanced Processing, Properties, and Applications of Starch and Other Bio-based Polymers

Advanced Processing, Properties, and Applications of Starch and Other Bio-based Polymers
  • Author : Faris M. Al-Oqla,S.M. Sapuan
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 30 July 2020
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Advanced Processing, Properties, and Applications of Starch and Other Bio-based Polymers presents the latest cutting-edge research into the processing and applications of bio-based polymers, for novel industrial applications across areas including biomedical and electronics. The book is divided into three sections, covering processing and manufacture, properties, and applications. Throughout the book, key aspects of sustainability are considered, including improved utilization of available natural resources, sustainable design possibilities, cleaner production processes, and waste management. Focuses on starch-based polymers, examining the latest

Industrial Applications of Biopolymers and their Environmental Impact

Industrial Applications of Biopolymers and their Environmental Impact
  • Author : Abdullah Al Mamun,Jonathan Y. Chen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 23 November 2020
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Biopolymers represent a carbon emission solution: they are green and eco-friendly with a variety of uses in biomedical engineering, the automotive industry, the packaging and paper industries, and for the development of new building materials. This book describes the various raw materials of biopolymers and their chemical and physical properties, the polymerization process, and the chemical structure and properties of biopolymers. Furthermore, this book identifies the drawbacks of biopolymers and how to overcome them through modification methods to enhance the

Advances in Natural Fibre Composites

Advances in Natural Fibre Composites
  • Author : Raul Fangueiro,Sohel Rana
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 24 October 2017
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This book presents selected high-quality research papers submitted to ICNF 2017, the 3rd International Conference on Natural Fibers, which was held in Braga, Portugal, on 21–23 June 2017. It discusses the latest research and developments in the field and covers a wide range of topics related to various aspects of natural-fiber composites, such as production and processing of raw materials, surface modification and functionalization, advanced fibrous structures for composites, nano fibers, experimental characterization, modeling and analysis, design and product development, applications, market potential,

Lignocellulosic Fibre and Biomass-Based Composite Materials

Lignocellulosic Fibre and Biomass-Based Composite Materials
  • Author : Mohammad Jawaid,Paridah Md Tahir,Naheed Saba
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 03 June 2017
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Lignocellulosic Fibre and Biomass-Based Composite Materials reviews the development, characterization and applications of composite materials developed from the effective use of lignocellulosic fibre and biomass. The book gathers together a wide spectrum of cutting-edge research on biomass fillers and reinforcements used for the fabrication and synthesis of composites. The book takes a systematic approach, investigating processing, design, characterization and applications of biocomposites, in order to establish their important relationship as a general guideline for end-user applications. Beginning with an introduction

Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites IX

Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites IX
  • Author : Dileep Singh,Jonathan Salem
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 10 November 2014
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The Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceeding has been published by The American Ceramic Society since 1980. This series contains a collection of papers dealing with issues in both traditional ceramics (i.e., glass, whitewares, refractories, and porcelain enamel) and advanced ceramics. Topics covered in the area of advanced ceramic include bioceramics, nanomaterials, composites, solid oxide fuel cells, mechanical properties and structural design, advanced ceramic coatings, ceramic armor, porous ceramics, and more.

Materials Selection for Natural Fiber Composites

Materials Selection for Natural Fiber Composites
  • Author : Faris M Al,Oqla,Mohd Sapuan Salit
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 09 June 2017
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Materials Selection for Natural Fiber Composites covers the use of various tools and techniques that can be applied for natural fiber composite selection to expand the sustainable design possibilities and support cleaner production requirements. These techniques include the analytical hierarchy process, knowledge-based system, Java based materials selection system, artificial neural network, Pugh selection method, and the digital logic technique. Information on related topics, such as materials selection and design, natural fiber composites, and materials selection for composites are discussed to

Manufacturing of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

Manufacturing of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
  • Author : Mohd Sapuan Salit,Mohammad Jawaid,Nukman Bin Yusoff,M. Enamul Hoque
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 10 September 2015
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Natural fibre composite is an emerging material that has great potential to be used in engineering application. Oil palm, sugar palm, bagasse, coir, banana stem, hemp, jute, sisal, kenaf, roselle, rice husk, betul nut husk and cocoa pod are among the natural fibres reported to be used as reinforcing materials in polymer composites. Natural fibre composites were used in many industries such as automotive, building, furniture, marine and aerospace industries. The advantages of natural fibre composites include low cost, renewable,

Performance of Bio-based Building Materials

Performance of Bio-based Building Materials
  • Author : Dennis Jones,Christian Brischke
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 07 July 2017
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Performance of Bio-based Building Materials provides guidance on the use of bio-based building materials (BBBM) with respect to their performance. The book focuses on BBBM currently present on the European market. The state-of-the-art is presented regarding material properties, recommended uses, performance expectancies, testing methodology, and related standards. Chapters cover both ‘old and traditional’ BBBM since quite a few of them are experiencing a comeback on the market. Promising developments that could become commercial in the near future are presented as

Hybrid Fiber Composites

Hybrid Fiber Composites
  • Author : Anish Khan,Sanjay M. R.,Mohammad Jawaid,Abdullah M. Asiri,Suchart Siengchin
  • Publisher : VCH
  • Release : 19 August 2020
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Fiber-reinforced composites are exceptionally versatile materials whose properties can be tuned to exhibit a variety of favorable properties such as high tensile strength and resistance against wear or chemical and thermal influences. Consequently, these materials are widely used in various industrial fields such as the aircraft, marine, and automobile industry. After an overview of the general structures and properties of hybrid fiber composites, the book focuses on the manufacturing and processing of these materials and their mechanical performance, including the

Natural Polymers

Natural Polymers
  • Author : Maya J John,Sabu Thomas
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release : 31 August 2012
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In the search for sustainable materials, natural polymers present an attractive alternative for many applications compared to their synthetic counterparts derived from petrochemicals. The two volume set, Natural Polymers, covers the synthesis, characterisation and applications of key natural polymeric systems including their morphology, structure, dynamics and properties. Volume one focuses on natural polymer composites, including both natural and protein fibres, and volume two on natural polymer nanocomposites. The first volume examines the characterization, life cycle assessment and new sources of