Mechanical performance of starch-based biocomposites

Xie, F., Avérous, L., Halley, P. J. and Liu, P. (2015). Mechanical performance of starch-based biocomposites. In Misra, Manjusri, Pandey, Jitendra K and Mohanty, Amar K (Ed.), Biocomposites: Design and Mechanical Performance (pp. 53-92) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Woodhead Publishing. doi:10.1016/B978-1-78242-373-7.00011-1


Author Xie, F.
Avérous, L.
Halley, P. J.
Liu, P.
Title of chapter Mechanical performance of starch-based biocomposites
Title of book Biocomposites: Design and Mechanical Performance
Place of Publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Woodhead Publishing
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/B978-1-78242-373-7.00011-1
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9781782423737
9781782423942
Editor Misra, Manjusri
Pandey, Jitendra K
Mohanty, Amar K
Chapter number 4
Start page 53
End page 92
Total pages 40
Total chapters 17
Language eng
Subjects 2200 Engineering
2500 Materials Science
Abstract/Summary This chapter provides an overview of starch-based biocomposites with a main focus on their mechanical properties. The chapter first introduces the basic knowledge of starch including its structure and plasticisation behaviour, followed by discussion of the mechanical properties of starch-based materials, starch-based macrobiocomposites, and starch-based nanobiocomposites, with an emphasis on the latter. Not only the changes in mechanical properties as affected by the addition of fillers are summarised, but also the related mechanisms regarding the changes of mechanical properties are discussed in detail.
Keyword Starch-based biocomposites
Starch-based nanocomposites
Biodegradable polymer materials
Mechanical properties
Nanofiller–matrix interactions
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Wed, 26 Aug 2015, 20:56:53 EST by David Fengwei Xie on behalf of School of Chemical Engineering