Failure strain as the key design criterion for fracture of natural fibre composites

Virk, Amandeep Singh, Hall, Wayne and Summerscales, John (2010) Failure strain as the key design criterion for fracture of natural fibre composites. Composites Science and Technology, 70 6: 995-999. doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.02.018


Author Virk, Amandeep Singh
Hall, Wayne
Summerscales, John
Title Failure strain as the key design criterion for fracture of natural fibre composites
Journal name Composites Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0266-3538
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.02.018
Volume 70
Issue 6
Start page 995
End page 999
Total pages 5
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Abstract Natural fibre composites are often considered to be problematic because of the high variability in their mechanical properties. This short communication considers the statistical variation in the two key fracture properties (strain and strength) for data obtained from tests on 785 jute technical fibres. The fibre strength does have high variability, which arises from the difficulty of determining an accurate fibre cross-sectional area (CSA). Failure strain is more consistent as this property is independent of the fibre cross-section. The authors therefore recommend that the use of failure strain as the key design criterion for natural fibre composites would expedite the adoption of these materials in the market.
Keyword A. Fibres
B. Fracture
B. Strength
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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