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Interface Engineering of Natural Fibre Composites for Maximum Performance. Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering - Product Image

Interface Engineering of Natural Fibre Composites for Maximum Performance. Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering

  • ID: 2719714
  • February 2011
  • 428 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

One of the major reasons for composite failure is a breakdown of the bond between the reinforcement fibres and the matrix. When this happens, the composite loses strength and fails. By engineering the interface between the natural fibres and the matrix, the properties of the composite can be manipulated to give maximum performance. Interface engineering of natural fibre composites for maximum performance looks at natural (sustainable) fibre composites and the growing trend towards their use as reinforcements in composites.

Part one focuses on processing and surface treatments to engineer the interface in natural fibre composites and looks in detail at modifying cellulose fibre surfaces in the manufacture of natural fibre composites, interface tuning through matrix modification and preparation of cellulose nanocomposites. It also looks at the characterisation of fibre surface treatments by infrared and raman spectroscopy and the effects of processing and surface treatment on the interfacial adhesion and mechanical properties of natural fibre composites. Testing interfacial properties in natural fibre composites is the topic of part two which discusses the electrochemical characterisation READ MORE >

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Part 1 Processing and surface treatments to compose the interface in natural fibre composites: Modifying cellulose fiber surfaces in the manufacture of natural fiber composites
Interface engineering through matrix modification in natural fibre composites
Preparation of cellulose nanocomposites
Characterization of fibre surface treatments in natural fiber composites by infrared and raman spectroscopy
Testing the effect of processing and surface treatment on the interfacial adhesion of single fibres in natural fibre composites
Assessing fibre surface treatment to improve the mechanical properties of natural fibre composites. Part 2 Testing interfacial properties in natural fibre composites: Electrokinetic characterisation of interfacial property of natural fibres
Mechanical assessment of natural fiber composites
Thermochemical assessment of natural fibre composites
Assessing the moisture uptake behaviour of natural fibres
Creep and fatigue of natural fibre composites
Impact behavior of natural fiber composite laminates
Raman spectroscopy and x-ray scattering for assessing the interface in natural fibre composites.

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Zafeiropoulos, N E
Dr. Nikolaos E. Zafeiropoulos is Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Ioannina in Greece. He is widely regarded for his research expertise on interfaces in composite materials, the development of novel nanohybrid materials and composite hybrid colloids, and the application of x-ray scattering on polymers.

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