Natural Fiber Reinforced Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Polymer Composites Book

Natural Fiber Reinforced Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Polymer Composites


  • Author : Alan Kin-tak Lau
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081006696

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Natural Fiber Reinforced Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Polymer Composites Excerpt :

Natural Fiber-Reinforced Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Polymer Composites focuses on key areas of fundamental research and applications of biocomposites. Several key elements that affect the usage of these composites in real-life applications are discussed. There will be a comprehensive review on the different kinds of biocomposites at the beginning of the book, then the different types of natural fibers, bio-polymers, and green nanoparticle biocomposites are discussed as well as their potential for future development and use in engineering biomedical and domestic products. Recently mankind has realized that unless the environment is protected, he himself will be threatened by the over consumption of natural resources as well as a substantial reduction in the amount of fresh air produced in the world. Conservation of forests and the optimal utilization of agricultural and other renewable resources like solar, wind, and tidal energy, have become important topics worldwide. With such concern, the use of renewable resources—such as plant and animal-based, fiber-reinforced polymeric composites—are now becoming an important design criterion for designing and manufacturing components for a broad range of different industrial products. Research on biodegradable polymeric composites can contribute, to some extent, to a much greener and safer environment. For example, in the biomedical and bioengineering fields, the use of natural fiber mixed with biodegradable and bioresorbable polymers can produce joint and bone fixtures to alleviate pain in patients. Includes comprehensive information about the sources, properties, and biodegradability of natural fibers Discusses failure mechanisms and modeling of natural fibers composites Analyzes the effectiveness of using natural materials for enhancing mechanical, thermal, and biodegradable properties

Natural Fibre Composites Book

Natural Fibre Composites


  • Author : Alma Hodzic
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-02-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857099228

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Natural Fibre Composites Excerpt :

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

Natural and Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Composites Book

Natural and Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Composites


  • Author : Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2022-04-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527349302

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Natural and Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Composites Excerpt :

The book provides an overview of natural and synthetic fiber reinforced composites, covering their synthesis, properties and applications such as protective gear, electrical insulation, light-weight construction and building materials.

Natural Fiber Composites Book

Natural Fiber Composites


  • Author : R.D.S.G. Campilho
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482239010

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Natural Fiber Composites Excerpt :

Safely Design, Test, and Construct Products Made of Natural Fiber Composites Natural fibers and their composites carry distinct advantages over industrial fibers. Some advantages—including renewability and availability of raw materials, and lower energy consumption—could help safeguard environmental resources and eventually replace synthetic composites and conventional materials. Natural Fiber Composites explores the growing use of natural fibers in composites and covers material properties, treatment and processing, modeling, applications, design, and other vital information on this subject. Improve the Strength of Manufactured Composites, and Determine the Best Processing Technique Incorporating independent pieces written by a team of international contributors, this book enables readers to analyze and design structural components using state-of-the-art information and methods. It provides an overview of natural fiber composites, details the superior specific mechanical properties of these materials, and presents development techniques and design case studies that can improve performance and enhance the process. Natural Fiber Composites evaluates the value of natural fibers in composite materials, and offers introductory knowledge on natural fiber composites backed by internationally recognized experts in the field.

Hybrid Natural Fiber Composites Book

Hybrid Natural Fiber Composites


  • Author : Anish Khan
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-01-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128203866

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Hybrid Natural Fiber Composites Excerpt :

Research on natural fiber composites is an emerging area in the field of polymer science with tremendous growth potential for commercialization. Hybrid Natural Fiber Composites: Material Formulations, Processing, Characterization, Properties, and Engineering Applications provides updated information on all the important classes of natural fibers and their composites that can be used for a broad range of engineering applications. Leading researchers from industry, academia, government, and private research institutions from across the globe have contributed to this highly application-oriented book. The chapters showcase cutting-edge research discussing the current status, key trends, future directions, and opportunities. Focusing on the current state of the art, the authors aim to demonstrate the future potential of these materials in a broad range of demanding engineering applications. This book will act as a one-stop reference resource for academic and industrial researchers working in R&D departments involved in designing composite materials for semi structural engineering applications. Presents comprehensive information on the properties of hybrid natural fiber composites that demonstrate their ability to improve the hydrophobic nature of natural fiber composites Reviews recent developments in the research and development of hybrid natural fiber composites in various engineering applications Focuses on modern technologies and illustrates how hybrid natural fiber composites can be used as alternatives in structural components subjected to severe conditions

Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites Book

Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites


  • Author : Senthilkumar Krishnasamy
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2022-03-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527348831

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Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites Excerpt :

An in-depth exploration of natural fiber-reinforced composites and their applications In Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Thermal Properties and Applications, a team of distinguished researchers delivers a comprehensive overview of the thermal properties of natural fiber-reinforced polymer composites ideal for readers seeking to make an informed decision regarding materials selection for the development of automotive and aerospace products. The book brings together information currently dispersed throughout the scientific literature and offers viable and environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional composites. It also reviews the potential for using natural fiber-reinforced composites in the automotive, mechanical, and civil engineering sectors. Included case studies highlight and illustrate the applications of natural fiber-reinforced composites, and the included mathematical models predict the improvement of relevant properties of the materials. This book also provides: A thorough overview of the thermal characterization of natural fiber-based hybrid composites Comprehensive explorations of the thermal properties of hybrid natural fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites Practical discussions of the thermal properties of sugar palm fiber and sisal fiber-based hybrid composites In-depth examinations of the thermal properties of flax fiber, pineapple leaf fiber, and grass and cane fiber hybrid composites Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Thermal Properties and Applications is a must-read for materials scientists and polymer chemists, as well as chemists and engineering scientists working in industry.

Natural Fiber Reinforced Vinyl Ester and Vinyl Polymer Composites Book

Natural Fiber Reinforced Vinyl Ester and Vinyl Polymer Composites


  • Author : S.M. Sapuan
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-06-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081021613

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Natural Fiber Reinforced Vinyl Ester and Vinyl Polymer Composites Excerpt :

Natural Fiber Reinforced Vinyl Ester and Vinyl Polymer Composites: Characterization, Properties and Applications discusses recent advances on the development, characterization and application of natural fiber vinyl ester and vinyl polymers composites. Various types of vinyl ester and vinyl based polymers, such as poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC), low and high density polyethylene (LDPE and HDPE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) are discussed. Chapters focus on different composite fabrication processes, such as compression moulding, hand lay-up, and pultrusion processes. Key themes covered include the properties and characterization of vinyl ester and vinyl polymers composites reinforced by natural fibers. The effect of fiber treatment and coupling agents on mechanical and physical properties of these materials is also evaluated. In addition to a determination of physical and mechanical properties, studies on thermal, degradation, swelling behavior, and the morphological properties of natural fiber reinforced vinyl ester and vinyl polymer composites is also presented. Presents the importance of vinyl ester and vinyl-based polymers as matrices in natural fiber composites Provides a detailed and comprehensive review on the development, characterization and applications of natural fiber vinyl ester and vinyl polymers composites Looks at recent fabrication techniques and the mechanical properties of materials Contains contributions from leading experts in the field

Aging Effects on Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Book

Aging Effects on Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites


  • Author : Chandrasekhar Muthukumar
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2022-03-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 981168359X

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Aging Effects on Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Excerpt :

This book covers the topic of degradation phenomenon of natural fiber-based composites (NFC) under various aging conditions and proposes suitable solutions to improve the response of natural fiber-reinforced composite to aging conditions such as moisture, seawater, hygrothermal, and natural and accelerated weathering. The information provided by the book plays a vital role in the durability and shelf life of the composites as well as broadening the scope of outdoor application for natural fiber-based composites. The book will be appropriate for researchers and scientist who are interested in the application of natural fiber composites in various fields.

Advanced High Strength Natural Fibre Composites in Construction Book

Advanced High Strength Natural Fibre Composites in Construction


  • Author : Mizi Fan
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081004302

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Advanced High Strength Natural Fibre Composites in Construction Excerpt :

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

Manufacturing of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Book

Manufacturing of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites


  • Author : Mohd Sapuan Salit
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-09-10
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319079448

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Manufacturing of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Excerpt :

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, abundance, light weight, less abrasive and they are suitable to be used in semi or non-structural engineering components. Research on various aspects of natural fibre composites such as characterization, determination of properties and design have been extensively carried out. However, publications that reported on research of manufacture of natural fibre composites are very limited. Specifically, although manufacturing methods of components from natural fibre composites are similar to those of components from conventional fibre composites such as glass, carbon and Kevlar fibres, modification of equipment used for conventional fibre composites may be required. This book fills the gap of knowledge in the field of natural fibre composites for the research community. Among the methods reported that are being used to produce components from natural fibre composites include hand lay-up, compression moulding, filament winding, injection moulding, resin transfer moulding, pultrusion and vacuum bag moulding. This book is also intended to address some research on secondary processing such as machining and laser welding of natural fibre composites. It is hoped that publication of this book will provide the readers new knowledge and understanding on the manufacture of natural fibre composites.

Natural and Artificial Fiber Reinforced Composites as Renewable Sources Book

Natural and Artificial Fiber Reinforced Composites as Renewable Sources


  • Author : Ezgi Günay
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-05-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789230604

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Natural and Artificial Fiber Reinforced Composites as Renewable Sources Excerpt :

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 materials such as glass, single-walled carbon nanotubes, double-walled carbon nanotubes, carbon, aramid, boron and polyethylene (PE). The cyclic reusability of materials is an important qualification in protecting the environment from waste pollution. Three important factors can be mentioned in terms of material properties in the recycling process. The first factor is "the rate of cyclic usage," the second one is "less material loss in each recycle," and the last one is "the role of waste products in the self-renewal of ecosystem." In engineering area, the usage of waste materials has taken into account in production of composite materials. The use of waste materials as particulate-type composite production is also possible in the industry. Fiber-reinforced materials can be grouped into two categories: "the natural fiber-reinforced materials" and "the artificially produced fiber-reinforced materials." Finally, we conclude that this book consists of mainly summarized three subject headings within the two specific book subsections : The first group contains the main subjects related to the natural and artificial fibers obtained by literature review; second, experimental and numerical studies are made in order to perform the necessary arrangements in the production stages and to establish a decision mechanism on the specification of the technical properties of the fiber-reinforced composites. The third group

Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites Book

Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites


  • Author : Mohammed Fahim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-10-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845695057

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Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites Excerpt :

Environmental concerns are driving demand for bio-degradable materials such as plant-based natural fiber reinforced polymer composites. These composites are fast replacing conventional materials in many applications, especially in automobiles, where tribology (friction, lubrication and wear) is important. This book covers the availability and processing of natural fiber polymer composites and their structural, thermal, mechanical and, in particular, tribological properties. Chapter 1 discusses sources of natural fibers, their extraction and surface modification. It also reviews the thermal, structural, mechanical, spectroscopic and morphological properties of unmodified and chemically modified natural fibers such as sisal, jute, wood, bamboo and cotton together with their potential applications. Chapter 2 gives a brief introduction to the tribology of polymer composites and the role of fiber reinforcement and fillers in modifying their tribological properties. Further chapters discuss the chemical composition, physical structure, mechanical properties and tribological behaviour of polymer composites reinforced with sisal, jute, cotton and bamboo fibers. The tribological behaviour of wood polymer composites (WPCs) is also discussed. Tribology of natural fibre polymer composites is a useful reference guide for engineers, scientific and technical personnel involved in the development of natural fiber composites. In particular it will give an insight into mechanical properties and failure mechanisms in situations where wear, lubrication and friction are a problem. Examines the availability and processing of natural fiber composites and their structural, thermal, mechanical and tribological properties Explores sources of natural fibers, their extraction and surface modification as well as properties of chemically modified natural fibers Provides an overview of the tribology of polymer composites and the role of fiber reinforcement and filters in modifying tribological co

Mechanical and Physical Testing of Biocomposites  Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites Book

Mechanical and Physical Testing of Biocomposites Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites


  • Author : Mohammad Jawaid
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-09-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081023006

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Mechanical and Physical Testing of Biocomposites Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites Excerpt :

Mechanical and Physical Testing of Biocomposites, Fibre-Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites covers key aspects of fracture and failure in natural/synthetic fiber reinforced polymer based composite materials, ranging from crack propagation, to crack growth, and from notch-size effect, to damage-tolerant design. Topics of interest include mechanical properties, such as tensile, flexural, compression, shear, impact, fracture toughness, low and high velocity impact, and anti-ballistic properties of natural fiber, synthetic fibers and hybrid composites materials. It also covers physical properties, such as density, water absorption, thickness swelling, and void content of composite materials fabricated from natural or synthetic materials. Written by leading experts in the field, and covering composite materials developed from different natural fibers and their hybridization with synthetic fibers, the book's chapters provide cutting-edge, up-to-date research on the characterization, analysis and modelling of composite materials. Contains contributions from leading experts in the field Discusses recent progress on failure analysis, SHM, durability, life prediction and the modelling of damage in natural fiber-based composite materials Covers experimental, analytical and numerical analysis Provides detailed and comprehensive information on mechanical properties, testing methods and modelling techniques

Modelling of Damage Processes in Biocomposites  Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites Book

Modelling of Damage Processes in Biocomposites Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites


  • Author : Mohammad Jawaid
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081022979

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Modelling of Damage Processes in Biocomposites Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites Excerpt :

Modelling of Damage Processes in Biocomposites, Fibre-Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites focuses on the advanced characterization techniques used for the analysis of composite materials developed from natural fiber/biomass, synthetic fibers and a combination of these materials used as fillers and reinforcements to enhance materials performance and utilization in automotive, aerospace, construction and building components. It will act as a detailed reference resource to encourage future research in natural fiber and hybrid composite materials, an area much in demand due to the need for more sustainable, recyclable, and eco-friendly composites in a broad range of applications. Written by leading experts in the field, and covering composite materials developed from different natural fibers and their hybridization with synthetic fibers, the book's chapters provide cutting-edge, up-to-date research on the characterization, analysis and modelling of composite materials. Contains contributions from leading experts in the field Discusses recent progress on failure analysis, SHM, durability, life prediction and the modelling of damage in natural fiber-based composite materials Covers experimental, analytical and numerical analysis Provides detailed and comprehensive information on mechanical properties, testing methods and modelling techniques

Durability and Life Prediction in Biocomposites  Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites Book

Durability and Life Prediction in Biocomposites Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites


  • Author : Mohammad Jawaid
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2018-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 10 : 0081022905

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Durability and Life Prediction in Biocomposites Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites Excerpt :

Durability and Life Prediction in Biocomposites, Fibre-Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites focuses on the advanced characterization techniques used for the analysis of composite materials developed from natural fiber/biomass, synthetic fibers and a combination of these materials used as fillers and reinforcements to enhance materials performance and utilization in automotive, aerospace, construction and building components. The book presents key aspects of fracture and failure in natural/synthetic, fiber reinforced, polymer based composite materials, ranging from crack propagation, to crack growth, and from notch-size effect, to damage-tolerant design. Written by leading experts in the field, and covering composite materials developed from different natural fibers and their hybridization with synthetic fibers, the book's chapters provide cutting-edge, up-to-date research on the characterization, analysis and modelling of composite materials. Contains contributions from leading experts in the field Discusses recent progress on failure analysis, SHM, durability, life prediction and the modelling of damage in natural fiber-based composite materials Covers experimental, analytical and numerical analysis Provides detailed and comprehensive information on mechanical properties, testing methods and modelling techniques