Skip to main content

Properties And Performance Of Natural Fibre Composites

In Order to Read Online or Download Properties And Performance Of Natural Fibre Composites Full eBooks in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl and Mobi you need to create a Free account. Get any books you like and read everywhere you want. Fast Download Speed ~ Commercial & Ad Free. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library!

Properties and Performance of Natural Fibre Composites

Properties and Performance of Natural Fibre Composites Book
Author : Kim Pickering
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2008-06-23
ISBN : 1845694597
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

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

Natural Fibre Composites

Natural Fibre Composites Book
Author : Alma Hodzic,Robert Shanks
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2014-02-13
ISBN : 0857099221
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

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 injection molding techniques for natural fibre composites, and thermoset matrix natural fibre-reinforced composites. Part three highlights and interprets the testing and properties of natural fibre composites including, non-destructive and high strain rate testing. The performance of natural fibre composites is examined under dynamic loading, the response of natural fibre composites to impact damage is appraised, and the response of natural fibre composites in a marine environment is assessed. Natural Fibre Composites is a technical guide for professionals requiring an understanding of natural fibre composite materials. It offers reviews, applications and evaluations of the subject for researchers and engineers. Introduces and explores the structure, properties, processing, and applications of natural fibre reinforcements, including those made from wood and cellulosic fibres Highlights and interprets the testing and properties of natural fibre composites, including non-destructive and high strain rate testing Examines performance of natural fibre composites under dynamic loading, the response of natural fibre composites to impact damage, and the response of natural fibre composites in a marine environment

Advances in Natural Fibre Composites

Advances in Natural Fibre Composites Book
Author : Raul Fangueiro,Sohel Rana
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-10-24
ISBN : 3319646419
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

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, and environmental impacts. The book presents the latest research work addressing different approaches and techniques to improve processing, performance, functionalities and cost-effectiveness of natural-fibers composites, in order to increase their applications in different industrial sectors such as automobiles, transportation, construction, and sport. & nbsp;

Interface Engineering of Natural Fibre Composites for Maximum Performance

Interface Engineering of Natural Fibre Composites for Maximum Performance Book
Author : Nikolaos E Zafeiropoulos
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-02-26
ISBN : 0857092286
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

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 one focuses on processing and surface treatments to engineer the interface in natural fibre composites and looks in detail at modifying cellulose fibre surfaces in the manufacture of natural fibre composites, interface tuning through matrix modification and preparation of cellulose nanocomposites. It also looks at the characterisation of fibre surface treatments by infrared and raman spectroscopy and the effects of processing and surface treatment on the interfacial adhesion and mechanical properties of natural fibre composites. Testing interfacial properties in natural fibre composites is the topic of part two which discusses the electrochemical characterisation of the interfacial properties of natural fibres, assesses the mechanical and thermochemical properties and moisture uptake behaviour of natural fibres and studies the fatigue and delamination of natural fibre composites before finishing with a look at Raman spectroscopy and x-ray scattering for assessing the interface in natural fibre composites With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors Interface engineering of natural fibre composites for maximum performance is an invaluable resource to composite manufacturers and developers, materials scientists and engineers and anyone involved in designing and formulating composites or in industries that use natural fibre composites. Examines characterisation of fibre surface treatments by infrared and raman spectroscopy and the effects of processing and surface treatment Reviews testing interfacial properties in natural fibre composites including the electrochemical characterisation of the interfacial properties of natural fibres Assesses the mechanical and thermochemical properties and moisture uptake behaviour of natural fibres and studies the fatigue and delamination of natural fibre composites

Advanced High Strength Natural Fibre Composites in Construction

Advanced High Strength Natural Fibre Composites in Construction Book
Author : Mizi Fan,Feng Fu
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-10-04
ISBN : 0081004303
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

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 manufacturing technologies for various advanced natural fiber construction materials (Part 2), examining the parameters and performance of the composites (Part 3), and finally commenting on the associated codes, standards, and sustainable development of advanced high strength natural fiber composites for construction. This exposition will be based on well understood environmental science as it applies to construction (Part 4). The book is aimed at academics, research scholars, and engineers, and will serve as a most valuable text or reference book that challenges undergraduate and postgraduate students to think beyond standard practices when designing and creating novel construction materials. Presents the first comprehensive review on the efficient and sustainable use of natural fiber composites in construction and building materials Contains detailed information on the structure, chemical composition, and physical and mechanical properties of natural fibers Covers both traditional and novel manufacturing technologies for high strength natural fiber composites Includes material parameters and performance in use, as well as associated codes, standards, and applied case studies Presents contributions from leading international experts in the field

Biopolymer Nanocomposites

Biopolymer Nanocomposites Book
Author : Alain Dufresne,Sabu Thomas,Laly A. Pothan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-07-18
ISBN : 1118609905
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Sets forth the techniques needed to create a vast array of useful biopolymer nanocomposites Interest in biopolymer nanocomposites is soaring. Not only are they green and sustainable materials, they can also be used to develop a broad range of useful products with special properties, from therapeutics to coatings to packaging materials. With contributions from an international team of leading nanoscientists and materials researchers, this book draws together and reviews the most recent developments and techniques in biopolymer nano-composites. It describes the preparation, processing, properties, and applications of bio- polymer nanocomposites developed from chitin, starch, and cellulose, three renewable resources. Biopolymer Nanocomposites features a logical organization and approach that make it easy for readers to take full advantage of the latest science and technology in designing these materials and developing new products and applications. It begins with a chapter reviewing our current understanding of bionanocomposites. Next, the book covers such topics as: Morphological and thermal investigations of chitin-based nanocomposites Applications of starch nanoparticle and starch-based bionanocomposites Spectroscopic characterization of renewable nanoparticles and their composites Nanocellulosic products and their applications Protein-based nanocomposites for food packaging Throughout the book, detailed case studies of industrial applications underscore the unique challenges and opportunities in developing and working with biopolymer nanocomposites. There are also plenty of figures to help readers fully grasp key concepts and techniques. Exploring the full range of applications, Biopolymer Nanocomposites is recommended for researchers in a broad range of industries and disciplines, including biomedical engineering, materials science, physical chemistry, chemical engineering, and polymer science. All readers will learn how to create green, sustainable products and applications using these tremendously versatile materials.

Natural and Wood Fibre Reinforcement in Polymers

Natural and Wood Fibre Reinforcement in Polymers Book
Author : A. K. Bledzki,V. E. Sperber,O. Faruk
Publisher : iSmithers Rapra Publishing
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9781859573594
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This report examines the different fibre types available and the current research. The authors have cited several hundred references to the latest work on properties, processing and applications. The different methods of fibre pretreatment are examined, together with fibre properties, chemistry and applications. This review is accompanied by summaries of papers from the Rapra Polymer Library database.

Structure and Properties of High Performance Fibers

Structure and Properties of High Performance Fibers Book
Author : Gajanan Bhat
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-08-21
ISBN : 0081005512
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Structure and Properties of High-Performance Fibers explores the relationship between the structure and properties of a wide range of high-performance fibers. Part I covers high-performance inorganic fibers, including glasses and ceramics, plus carbon fibers of various types. In Part II, high-performance synthetic polymer fibers are discussed, while Part III reviews those natural fibers that can be used to create advanced textiles. The high-performance properties of these fibers are related to their chemistry and morphology, as well as the ways in which they are synthesized and spun. High-performance fibers form the basis of textile materials with applications in protection, medicine, and composite reinforcement. Fibers are selected for these technical applications due to their advanced physical, mechanical, and chemical properties. Offers up-to-date coverage of new and advanced materials for the fiber and textile industries Reviews structure-property relationships of high-performance inorganic, carbon, synthetic polymer, and natural fibers Includes contributions from an international team of authors edited by an expert in the field Reviews those natural fibers that can be used to create advanced textiles

Natural Fibres Advances in Science and Technology Towards Industrial Applications

Natural Fibres  Advances in Science and Technology Towards Industrial Applications Book
Author : Raul Fangueiro,Sohel Rana
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-02-10
ISBN : 940177515X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book collects selected high quality articles submitted to the 2nd International Conference on Natural Fibers (ICNF2015). A wide range of topics is covered related to various aspects of natural fibres such as agriculture, extraction and processing, surface modification and functionalization, advanced structures, nano fibres, composites and nanocomposites, design and product development, applications, market potential, and environmental impact. Divided into separate sections on these various topics, the book presents the latest high quality research work addressing different approaches and techniques to improve processing, performance, functionalities and cost-effectiveness of natural fibre and natural based products, in order to promote their applications in various advanced technical sectors. This book is a useful source of information for materials scientists, teachers and students from various disciplines as well as for R& D staff in industries using natural fibre based materials.

Cement Based Composites

Cement Based Composites Book
Author : Andrzej M. Brandt
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2009-01-29
ISBN : 0203889037
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Cement-Based Composites takes a different approach from most other books in the field by viewing concrete as an advanced composite material, and by considering the properties and behaviour of cement-based materials from this stance. It deals particularly, but not exclusively, with newer forms of cement-based materials. This new edition takes a critical approach to the subject as well as presenting up-to-date knowledge. Emphasis is given to non-conventional reinforcement and design methods, problems at the materials' interfaces and to the durability of structures. High strength composites and novel forms of cement-based composites are described in detail. After a basic introduction the book explores the various components of these materials and their properties. It then deals with mechanical properties and considers characteristics under various loading and environmental conditions, and concludes by examining design, optimization and economics with particular emphasis on high-performance concretes. Researchers, graduate students and practising engineers will find this book valuable.

Natural Fiber Reinforced Hybrid Composites

Natural Fiber Reinforced Hybrid Composites Book
Author : Vincenzo Fiore
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2020-03-16
ISBN : 3039281542
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

In the last few decades, natural fibers have received growing attention as an alternative to the synthetic fibers used in the reinforcement of polymeric composites, thanks to their specific properties, low price, health advantages, renewability, and recyclability. Furthermore, natural fibers have a CO2-neutral life cycle, in contrast to their synthetic counterparts. As is widely known, natural fibers also possess some drawbacks, e.g., a hydrophilic nature, low and variable mechanical properties, poor adhesion to polymeric matrices, high susceptibility to moisture absorption, low aging resistance, etc. This implies that their applications are limited to non-structural interior products. To overcome this problem, the hybridization of natural fibers with synthetic ones (i.e., glass, carbon, and basalt) or different natural fibers can be a solution. For this reason, extensive research concerning natural–synthetic and natural–natural hybrid composites has been done in the last years. In this context, this book aims to collect some interesting papers concerning the use of natural fibers together with synthetic ones with the aim of obtaining hybrid structures with good compromise between high properties (e.g., mechanical performances, thermal behavior, aging tolerance in humid or aggressive environments, and so on) and environment care.

Handbook of Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres

Handbook of Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres Book
Author : A. R. Bunsell
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2018-01-02
ISBN : 008101886X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Handbook of Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres, Second Edition introduces tensile properties and failure and testing of fibers, also examining tensile properties and the failure of natural fibers, such as cotton, hemp, flax, agave, wool and silk. Next, the book discusses the tensile properties and failure of synthetic fibers, ranging from polyamide, polyester, polyethylene and carbon fibers. Chapters provide a general background of the fiber, including its manufacture, microstructure, factors that affect tensile properties and methods to improve tensile failure. With its distinguished editor and international contributors, this book is an important reference for fiber scientists, textile technologists, engineers and academics. Offers up-to-date coverage of new and advanced materials for the fiber and textile industries Reviews structure-property relationships of high-performance natural, synthetic polymer and inorganic fibers Offers a range of perspectives on the tensile properties of fibers from an international team of authors with diverse expertise in academic research and in textile development and manufacture

Cement based Composites Materials Mechanical Properties and Performance

Cement based Composites  Materials  Mechanical Properties and Performance Book
Author : A.M. Brandt
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 1994-11-03
ISBN : 9780419191100
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book considers the properties and behaviour of cement-based materials from the point of view of composite science and technology. It deals particularly with newer forms of cement-based materials and also with a composite approach to conventional materials and their special properties. Emphasis is put on non-conventional reinforcement and design methods, problems at interfaces in the materials and on durability of structures made with them.

Nanoclay Reinforced Polymer Composites

Nanoclay Reinforced Polymer Composites Book
Author : Mohammad Jawaid,Abou el Kacem Qaiss,Rachid Bouhfid
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-05-12
ISBN : 9811009503
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book highlights the most essential advances in nanoclay-based nanocomposites, especially natural fibre-reinforced polymer composites. Readers will find extensive information on nanoclay from preparation to applications, and the characterization techniques needed in order to evaluate the resulting properties of nanoclay-based natural fibre-reinforced polymer composites. Topics covered include the characterization of nano-sized clay, chemical modification, and processing techniques for nanocomposites from nanoclay. The book offers a valuable reference guide for academics and industrial practitioners alike.

A Characterisation of the Properties of Environmentally friendly Composite Materials

A Characterisation of the Properties of Environmentally friendly Composite Materials Book
Author : Hoo Tien Nicholas Kuan
Publisher :
Release : 2011
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

In the last decade, natural-fibre composites based on thermoplastics and thermosets have been embraced by car producers for use in the manufacture of door panels, seat backs and dashboards. Natural fibres have benefited from the perception that they are "green" or eco-friendly. What is proving more important is their ability to provide stiffness enhancement and sound damping at lower cost and density than glass fibres and mineral fillers. At the same time, interest has been growing rapidly in the potential offered by self-reinforced composites, such as polypropylene fibre reinforced polypropylene and polyethylene fibre reinforced polyethylene. Each of these composite systems offers its own advantages and a number of disadvantages. One way to reduce or remove many of these deficiencies would be to combine these two systems to develop a novel hybrid system that is fully recyclable. Hoo Tien N Kuan ABSTRACT Abstract The work outlined in this research project aims to develop, manufacture and fully characterise the properties of environmentally-friendly composites based on natural fibre and polymer fibre reinforcements, and their fibre metal laminates. The composites are based on natural fibres (e.g. hemp, basalt or flax) and polymer fibres (polypropylene). The composites are manufactured via a compression moulding procedure and their properties are investigated both statically and dynamically through a series of tension, flexure and low velocity impact tests. The fracture region of the laminates is also investigated using optical microscopy techniques. The mechanical response of the laminates is modelled using laminate theory and the impact response is predicted using simple impact models. A range of green composites and hybrid materials has been developed and investigated. The experimental data have shown that the composites based on basalt fibres offer an excellent all-round mechanical performance exceeding those associated with other natural fibre composites. Combining natural fibre composites with SRPP (Self- Reinforced Polypropylene) and aluminium alloy can enhance the mechanical behaviour of the composite. These environmentally-friendly composite systems offer significant potential in engineering design and could potentially help to reduce waste and pollution.

Pineapple Leaf Fibers

Pineapple Leaf Fibers Book
Author : Mohammad Jawaid,Mohammad Asim,Paridah Md. Tahir,Mohammed Nasir
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-02-13
ISBN : 981151416X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This book presents recent research on natural fibers extracted from pineapple leaves. Covering several extraction processes, properties of pineapple leaf fibers and comparisons with other natural fibers, and their applications, it provides up-to-date information on the subject of natural fibers from prominent researchers in academia and industry as well as government/private research laboratories across the world. The book is a comprehensive reference resource for university and college faculties, professionals, postdoctoral research fellows, undergraduate/graduate students, researchers and scientists working in the areas of non-forest product utilization, natural fibers, and biomass materials.

Green Composites

Green Composites Book
Author : Caroline Baillie
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2005-03-08
ISBN : 9780849325762
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

With an internationally recognized team of contributors, Green Composites examines fibre reinforced polymer composite production and explains how environmental footprints can be diminished at every stage of the life cycle. The introductory chapters examine why green composites should be considered. The book then discusses properties of cellulose and wood. It examines recyclable synthetic fibre-thermoplastic composites as alternatives, then covers polymers derived from natural sources. The text details the factors that influence properties, and considers clean processing, applications, recycling, degradation, and reprocessing. The book is essential for government agricultural departments, automotive companies, and others devoted to eco-friendly materials and production.

High Performance Fillers 2006

High Performance Fillers 2006 Book
Author : Rapra Technology,iSmithers Rapra Publishing
Publisher : iSmithers Rapra Publishing
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781859575604
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This second international conference focused on developments in High Performance Fillers from established materials to the latest innovations. There were presentations on many different types of fillers from flash calcined clays (Imerys), diatomaceous earths and perlites (World Minerals), aluminas (Sasol), natural fibres (Queens's University Belfast), titanium oxides (Oxonica), mica (Quartzwerke), wollastonite (RT Vanderbilt), pigments (Eckhart) and glass foam (Trovotech) to nanographite (State University of Michigan), POSS (Hybrid Plastics) and nanocomposites (Prof Camino, Prof Kenig, S Dunger). BASF AG and Electrolux discussed filler interactions with other compounding ingredients, whilst surface modification with silanes was presented by Dow Corning.

Lignocellulosic Polymer Composites

Lignocellulosic Polymer Composites Book
Author : Vijay Kumar Thakur
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-10-30
ISBN : 1118773985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The book presents emerging economic and environmentally friendly lignocellulosic polymer composites materials that are free from side effects studied in the traditional synthetic materials. This book brings together panels of highly-accomplished leading experts in the field of lignocellulosic polymers & composites from academia, government, as well as research institutions across the globe and encompasses basic studies including preparation, characterization, properties and theory of polymers along with applications addressing new emerging topics of novel issues. Provide basic information and clear understanding of the present state and the growing utility of lignocellulosic materials from different natural resources Includes contributions from world-renowned experts on lignocellulosic polymer composites and discusses the combination of different kinds of lignocellulosic materials from natural resources Discusses the fundamental properties and applications of lignocellulosic polymers in comparison to traditional synthetic materials Explores various processing/ mechanical/ physic-chemical aspects of lignocellulosic polymer composites

Advances in Materials and Manufacturing

Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Book
Author : K. Palanikumar
Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release : 2015-06-08
ISBN : 3038269387
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (ICAMME-2014), December 19-20, 2014, Chennai, India. The 193 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Hybrid and Composite Materials; Chapter 2: Natural Fibre Composites; Chapter 3: Metal Matrix Composites; Chapter 4: Nano-Scale Materials and Technologies; Chapter 5: Material Characteristics; Chapter 6: Application of Phase Change Materials; Chapter 7: Materials Application and Utilization; Chapter 8: Advances in Coating and Surface; Chapter 9: Advances in Cutting and Machining Processes; Chapter 10: Advances in Welding Process; Chapter 11: Advances in Drilling Process; Chapter 12: Optimization of Processing Technologies; Chapter 13: Numerical Investigations and Algorithms; Chapter 14: Design, Modeling and Simulation; Chapter 15: Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering; Chapter 16: Manufacturing Technology; Chapter 17: Manufacturing Management