Modulus and strength prediction for natural fibre composites

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Title Modulus and strength prediction for natural fibre composites
Author Virk, A. S.; Hall, Wayne; Summerscales, J.
Journal Name Materials Science and Technology
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Maney Publishing
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.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 28
Issue Number 7
Page from 864
Page to 871
ISSN 0267-0836
Date Accessioned 2012-06-01
Language en_US
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Composite and Hybrid Materials
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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