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Fibers 2017, 5(4), 36; https://doi.org/10.3390/fib5040036

Characterisation of the Anisotropic Thermoelastic Properties of Natural Fibres for Composite Reinforcement

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow G1 1XJ, UK
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Academic Editors: Monica Ardanuy and Josep Claramunt
Received: 24 July 2017 / Revised: 29 August 2017 / Accepted: 11 September 2017 / Published: 25 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Natural Fibers)
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Abstract

There has been a substantial increase in the investigation of the potential of natural fibres as a replacement reinforcement in the traditional fibre reinforced polymer composite application. However, many researchers often overlook the anisotropic properties of these fibres, and the estimation of the potential reinforcement performance. A full understanding of the thermoelastic anisotropy of natural fibres is important for realistically predicting their potential performance in composite applications. In this study, the thermoelastic properties of flax and sisal fibres were determined through a combination of experimental measurements and micromechanical modelling. The results confirm the high degree of anisotropy in properties of the flax and sisal fibres. The implications of these results on using natural fibres as an engineering composite reinforcement are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: natural fibres; mechanical performance; modulus; thermal expansion; anisotropy natural fibres; mechanical performance; modulus; thermal expansion; anisotropy
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Thomason, J.; Yang, L.; Gentles, F. Characterisation of the Anisotropic Thermoelastic Properties of Natural Fibres for Composite Reinforcement. Fibers 2017, 5, 36.

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