A review of bast fibres and their composites. Part 2 - Composites

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Title A review of bast fibres and their composites. Part 2 - Composites
Author Summerscales, John; Dissanayake, Nilmini; Virk, Amandeep; Hall, Wayne
Journal Name Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Bast fibres are defined as those obtained from the outer cell layers of the stems of various plants. The fibres find use in textile applications and are increasingly being considered as reinforcements for polymer matrix composites as they are perceived to be “sustainable”. The fibres are composed primarily of cellulose which potentially has a Young's modulus of approx. 140 GPa (being a value comparable with man-made aramid [Kevlar/Twaron] fibres). The plants which are currently attracting most interest are flax and hemp (in temperate climates) or jute and kenaf (in tropical climates). Part 2 of this review will consider the prediction of the properties of natural fibre reinforced composites, manufacturing techniques and composite materials characterisation using microscopy, mechanical, chemical and thermal techniques. The review will close with a brief overview of the potential applications and the environmental considerations which might expedite or constrain the adoption of these composites.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2010.05.020
Volume 41
Issue Number 10
Page from 1336
Page to 1344
ISSN 1359-835X
Date Accessioned 2010-08-24
Date Available 2010-10-13T10:03:16Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Composite and Hybrid Materials
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/34578
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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