Surface Treatment Methods of Natural Fibres and their Effects on Biocomposites Book

Surface Treatment Methods of Natural Fibres and their Effects on Biocomposites


  • Author : Asim Shahzad
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-03-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128218648

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Surface Treatment Methods of Natural Fibres and their Effects on Biocomposites Excerpt :

Natural fiber composites have experienced a renaissance over the last two decades as a response to societal demands for developing eco-friendly, biodegradable and recyclable materials. They are now being extensively used in everyday products as well as in automotive, packaging, sports and the construction industries. These fibers require surface treatments in order to improve their properties and interfacial bonding with polymer matrices, and to reduce their hydrophilic character. These methods can be grouped into three major categories: chemical, physical and biological. Chemical methods use chemical reagents to reduce fibers’ hydrophilic tendency and thus improve compatibility with the matrix. They also expose more reactive groups on the fibre surface to facilitate efficient coupling with the matrix. Physical methods change structural and surface properties of the fiber and thereby influence the interfacial bonding with matrices, without extensively changing the chemical composition of the fibers. They are cleaner and simpler than the chemical methods. Biological methods use biological agents like fungi, enzymes and bacteria to modify the fiber surface properties. These methods are not toxic like chemical methods and are not energy-intensive like physical methods. Surface Treatment Methods of Natural Fibers and their Effects on Biocomposites presents an overview and recent developments of these methods. All the major methods are reviewed, explaining the science and methodology behind each method. The effects of these methods on various properties of fibers and the biocomposites made from these fibers are analyzed in detail. The book will be an essential reference for academic researchers, materials scientists and engineers, postgraduate students and industrial researchers and development scientists and engineers working on natural fibers and biocomposites. Extensive coverage of all the surface modification methods (chemical, physical, biological) of natural fibe

Mechanical and Dynamic Properties of Biocomposites Book

Mechanical and Dynamic Properties of Biocomposites


  • Author : Senthilkumar Krishnasamy
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-06-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527346264

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Mechanical and Dynamic Properties of Biocomposites Excerpt :

Mechanical and Dynamic Properties of Biocomposites A comprehensive review of the properties of biocomposites and their applications Mechanical and Dynamic Properties of Biocomposites offers a comprehensive overview of the mechanical and dynamic properties of biocomposites and natural fiber-reinforced polymer composites. This essential resource helps with materials selection in the development of products in the fields of automotive and aerospace engineering as well as the construction of structures in civil engineering. With contributions from a panel of experts in the field, the book reviews the mechanical and damping properties of lingo-cellulosic fibers and their composites. The authors highlight the factors that contribute to the improved properties and their advancements in modern industrialization. Besides, the book is designed to (a) introduce the mechanical and damping properties of lingo-cellulosic fibers and their composites, (b) factors that contribute to improvement in properties such as hybridization, chemical treatment of natural fibers, additive or fillers, etc. and (c) the real-time applications with case studies and future prospects. Key features: Presents viable alternatives to conventional composites Examines the environmentally friendly and favorable mechanical properties of biocomposites Reviews the potential applications of biocomposites in the fields of automotive, mechanical and civil engineering Brings together in one comprehensive resource information found scattered across the professional literature Written for materials scientists, polymer chemists, chemists in industry, civil engineers, construction engineers, and engineering scientists in industry, Mechanical and Dynamic Properties of BIocomposites offers a compreshensive review of the properties and applications of biocomposites.

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.

Biocomposites for High Performance Applications Book

Biocomposites for High Performance Applications


  • Author : Dipa Ray
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-05-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081007945

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Biocomposites for High Performance Applications Excerpt :

Biocomposites for High-Performance Applications: Current Barriers and Future Needs Towards Industrial Development focuses on future research directions that will make biocomposites a successful player in the field of high-strength structural applications. With contributions from eminent academic researchers and industrial experts who have first-hand experience on the advantages/disadvantages of biocomposites in their daily lives, the book examines the industrial development of biocomposite products, identifying the current barriers and their future industrial needs Topics covered include: recent research activities from academia in the biocomposite research field, valuable thoughts and insights from biocomposite manufacturing industries, the strength and weaknesses of biocomposite products, and the practical issues that need to be addressed to reach the next level. Highlights the practical issues involved in biocomposites research Contains contributions from eminent academic researchers and industrial experts Discusses recent research activities from academia in the biocomposite research field, along with valuable thoughts and insights from biocomposite manufacturing industries

Sustainable Composites for Lightweight Applications Book

Sustainable Composites for Lightweight Applications


  • Author : Hom Dhakal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-11-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128183175

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Sustainable Composites for Lightweight Applications Excerpt :

Carbon and glass fibre reinforced composite materials have been used for many years in several different types of applications. However, these conventional composites are derived from non-renewable reinforcements and they pose a significant threat to the environment. Government legislation and consumer behaviour have recently forced many industries to adapt sustainable composites. Industries such as automotive, marine and aerospace are now seeking sustainable lightweight composites with the aim to reduce the overall weight of the components with enhanced materials and design aspects. Therefore, there is high demand on research for the development of sustainable lightweight composites. This book presents a comprehensive review of lightweight composites with the central aim to increase their use in key industrial sectors such as automotive, marine and aerospace. There is no such book currently available that is dedicated to sustainable lightweight applications covering important topics such as key drivers for lightweight composites, mechanical properties, damage characterisation, durability and environmental aspects. Key topics that are addressed include: The roles of reinforcements and matrices in composite materials Sustainable natural fibre reinforcements and their morphological structures Lightweight applications and properties requirements Design, manufacturing processes and their effects on properties Testing and damage characterisation of composite materials Sustainable composites and techniques for property enhancement Future trends and challenges for sustainable composites in lightweight applications It will be a valuable reference resource for those working in material Science, polymer science, materials engineering, and industries involved in the manufacture of automotive and aerospace components from lightweight composite materials. Provides a comprehensive review of sustainable lightweight composites looking at key industrial applications such as automoti

Surfaces and Interfaces in Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites Book

Surfaces and Interfaces in Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites


  • Author : Nicolas Le Moigne
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319714103

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Surfaces and Interfaces in Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites Excerpt :

This book is addressed to Master and PhD students as well as researchers from academia and industry. It aims to provide the key definitions to understand the issues related to interface modifications in natural fibre based composites considering the particular supramolecular and micro- structures encountered in plant fibres. A particular emphasis is given to the modification and functionalization strategies of natural fibres and their impact on biocomposites behaviour and properties. Commonly used and newly developed treatment processes are described in view of scaling-up natural fibre treatments for their implementation in industry. Finally, a detailed and comprehensive description of the tools and methodologies developed to investigate and characterize surfaces and interfaces in natural fibre based composites is reviewed and discussed.

Natural Fiber Composites Book

Natural Fiber Composites


  • Author : Shishir Sinha
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-07-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000609011

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Natural Fiber Composites Excerpt :

This book focuses on the key areas and issues related to natural fibers and their reinforced polymer composites. It begins with an introduction and classification of natural fibers and their different extraction methods, followed by characterization techniques. Further, this book gives solutions to improved adhesion between natural fibers and different polymer matrices via different chemical, physical, and biological treatment methods. Fabrication procedures and characterization techniques for development and testing of composites, including processing, development, and characterization, have been included as well. Applications of these composite materials for food packaging and structural and semi-structural applications are also explained. FEATURES Describes the extraction process of natural fibers with comparisons Covers the fundamental concepts for the characterization of natural fiber composites Includes a comparative study of different polymer matrices Provides insight about various fabrication methods Discusses diverse applications of these novel materials and the scope for commercialization and entrepreneurship This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in materials, polymers, composites and characterization, textile engineering, chemical, civil, and mechanical engineering.

Green Biocomposites Book

Green Biocomposites


  • Author : Mohammad Jawaid
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319466101

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Green Biocomposites Excerpt :

This book addresses different aspects of green biocomposite manufacture from natural fibres and bioplastics, including the manufacturing procedures and the physical, mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of green biocomposites. Featuring illustrations and tables that maximize reader insights into the current research on biocomposites, it emphasises the role of green technology in the manufacture of biocomposites and analysis of properties of biocomposites for different applications. It is a valuable resource for researchers and scientists in industry wanting to understand the need for biocomposites in the development of green, biodegradable and sustainable products for different applications.

Aging Effects on Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Book

Aging Effects on Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites


  • Author : Chandrasekar Muthukumar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811683602

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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.

Properties and Performance of Natural Fibre Composites Book

Properties and Performance of Natural Fibre Composites


  • Author : Kim Pickering
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-06-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845694593

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Properties and Performance of Natural Fibre Composites Excerpt :

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 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.

Vibration and Damping Behavior of Biocomposites Book

Vibration and Damping Behavior of Biocomposites


  • Author : Senthil Muthu Kumar Thiagamani
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-04-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000551358

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Vibration and Damping Behavior of Biocomposites Excerpt :

Fiber-reinforced polymer composites exhibit better damping characteristics than conventional metals due to the viscoelastic nature of the polymers. There has been a growing interest among research communities and industries in the use of natural fibers as reinforcements in structural and semi-structural applications, given their environmental advantages. Knowledge of the vibration and damping behavior of biocomposites is essential for engineers and scientists who work in the field of composite materials. Vibration and Damping Behavior of Biocomposites brings together the latest research developments in vibration and viscoelastic behavior of composites filled with different natural fibers. Features: Reviews the effect of various types of reinforcements on free vibration behavior Emphasizes aging effects, influence of compatibilizers, and hybrid fiber reinforcement Explores the influence of resin type on viscoelastic properties Covers the use of computational modeling to analyze dynamic behavior and viscoelastic properties Discusses viscoelastic damping characterization through dynamic mechanical analysis. This compilation will greatly benefit academics, researchers, advanced students, and practicing engineers in materials and mechanical engineering and related fields who work with biocomposites. Editors Dr. Senthil Muthu Kumar Thiagamani, Kalasalinagam Academy of Research and Education (KARE), India Dr. Md Enamul Hoque, Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Bangladesh Dr. Senthilkumar Krishnasamy, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok KMUTNB, Thailand Dr. Chandrasekar Muthukumar, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITS), India Dr. Suchart Siengchin, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok KMUTNB, Thailand

Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Book

Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites


  • Author : Sabu Thomas
  • Publisher : Archives contemporaines
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Fibers
  • Pages : 539
  • ISBN 10 : 9782914610995

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Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Excerpt :

Natural fibers and their composites have a long and important place in the history of human creativity and industry. Increasing consumer interest in "green" products made with sustainable materials, along with the rising cost of petroleum - the basic ingredient of synthetic fibers - have once again brought natural fibers and their composites to the fore. The renewed interest in natural fibers is only a few decades old. Thus, the pioneering work of current researchers in this new era of natural fiber composites will help to illuminate the path for future researchers as they explore new potentialities for natural fibers. Sabu Thomas and Laly Pothen, themselves leaders in the field, bring together cutting edge research by eminent scientists in Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites. Covering the latest research trends such as nano technology, the book will be a valuable resource for the natural fiber composite researcher.

Biocomposites  Design and Mechanical Performance Book

Biocomposites Design and Mechanical Performance


  • Author : Manjusri Misra
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-08-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782423942

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Biocomposites Design and Mechanical Performance Excerpt :

Biocomposites: Design and Mechanical Performance describes recent research on cost-effective ways to improve the mechanical toughness and durability of biocomposites, while also reducing their weight. Beginning with an introduction to commercially competitive natural fiber-based composites, chapters then move on to explore the mechanical properties of a wide range of biocomposite materials, including polylactic, polyethylene, polycarbonate, oil palm, natural fiber epoxy, polyhydroxyalkanoate, polyvinyl acetate, polyurethane, starch, flax, poly (propylene carbonate)-based biocomposites, and biocomposites from biodegradable polymer blends, natural fibers, and green plastics, giving the reader a deep understanding of the potential of these materials. Describes recent research to improve the mechanical properties and performance of a wide range of biocomposite materials Explores the mechanical properties of a wide range of biocomposite materials, including polylactic, polyethylene, polycarbonate, oil palm, natural fiber epoxy, polyhydroxyalkanoate, polyvinyl acetate, and polyurethane Evaluates the potential of biocomposites as substitutes for petroleum-based plastics in industries such as packaging, electronic, automotive, aerospace and construction Includes contributions from leading experts in this field

Green Composites Book

Green Composites


  • Author : Sabu Thomas
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-01-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 617
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811596438

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Green Composites Excerpt :

This book presents important developments in green chemistry, with a particular focus on composite materials chemistry. In recent years, natural polymers have generated much interest due to their unique morphology and physical properties. The book gives an introductory overview of green composites, and discusses their emerging interdisciplinary applications in various contemporary fields. The chapters, written by leading experts from industry and academia, cover different aspects of biodegradable green composites and natural polymers including their processing, manufacturing, properties, and applications. This book will be a valuable reference for beginners, researchers as well as industry professionals interested in biodegradable composites.