Modulus and strength prediction for natural fibre composites

Virk, A. S., Hall, W. and Summerscales, J. (2012) Modulus and strength prediction for natural fibre composites. Materials Science and Technology, 28 7: 864-871. doi:10.1179/1743284712Y.0000000022

Author Virk, A. S.
Hall, W.
Summerscales, J.
Title Modulus and strength prediction for natural fibre composites
Journal name Materials Science and Technology
ISSN 0267-0836
Publication date 2012-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1179/1743284712Y.0000000022
Volume 28
Issue 7
Start page 864
End page 871
Total pages 8
Place of publication Leeds, United Kingdom
Publisher Maney Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper presents a new micromechanical model for the prediction of the tensile modulus and strength of natural fibre reinforced polymer matrix composites. The model addresses issues linked to the statistical variation inherent in fibre reinforcements extracted from plants. The new model introduces a fibre area correction factor (FACF). Modulus and strength are estimated and compared to experimental data for a jute–epoxy composite. The predictions of tensile modulus and strength using the FACF show improvements over those from other micromechanical models presented in the literature.
Keyword Polymer matrix composites
Natural fibres
Mechanical properties
Reinforced Polyester Composites
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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