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Materials 2017, 10(4), 395; doi:10.3390/ma10040395

Creep Behavior of Poly(lactic acid) Based Biocomposites

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Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Kore University of Enna, Enna 94100, Italy
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Department of Civil, Environmental, Aerospace, Materials Engineering, University of Palermo, Palermo 90128, Italy
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Academic Editor: Naozumi Teramoto
Received: 10 March 2017 / Revised: 29 March 2017 / Accepted: 5 April 2017 / Published: 8 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
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Abstract

Polymer composites containing natural fibers are receiving growing attention as possible alternatives for composites containing synthetic fibers. The use of biodegradable matrices obtained from renewable sources in replacement for synthetic ones is also increasing. However, only limited information is available about the creep behavior of the obtained composites. In this work, the tensile creep behavior of PLA based composites, containing flax and jute twill weave woven fabrics, produced through compression molding, was investigated. Tensile creep tests were performed at different temperatures (i.e., 40 and 60 °C). The results showed that the creep behavior of the composites is strongly influenced by the temperature and the woven fabrics used. As preliminary characterization, quasi-static tensile tests and dynamic mechanical tests were carried out on the composites. Furthermore, fabrics (both flax and jute) were tested as received by means of quasi-static tests and creep tests to evaluate the influence of fabrics mechanical behavior on the mechanical response of the resulting composites. The morphological analysis of the fracture surface of the tensile samples showed the better fiber-matrix adhesion between PLA and jute fabric. View Full-Text
Keywords: biocomposites; PLA; flax; jute; creep biocomposites; PLA; flax; jute; creep
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Morreale, M.; Mistretta, M.C.; Fiore, V. Creep Behavior of Poly(lactic acid) Based Biocomposites. Materials 2017, 10, 395.

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