Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites, Second Edition, covers the availability and processing of natural fiber polymer composites and their structural, thermal, mechanical and tribological properties and performance. Environmental concerns are driving demand for biodegradable materials such as plant-based, natural fiber-reinforced polymer composites. These composites are fast replacing conventional materials in many industrial applications, especially in automobiles, where tribology (friction, lubrication and wear) is an important aspect.
- Provides enhanced coverage on industrially relevant fiber types, such as flax, hemp, kenaf, rice, grain husk and pyrolyzed fibers
- Includes an emphasis on modeling and the simulation of the wear resistance of fibers
- Discusses the effect of aging in various environments and different results in wear and friction performance
2. Introduction to tribology of polymer composites
3. Sisal reinforced polymer composites
4. Jute reinforced polymer composites
5. Cotton reinforced polymer composites
6. Bamboo reinforced polymer composites
7. Wood reinforced polymer composites
8. Bio-degradable composites and Bio-derived polymer-based composites
9. Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Tribological behavior of natural fiber polymer composites
Dr Navin Chand is Head of the Polymer and Fiber Group at the Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute, Bhopal, India (Formerly RRL Bhopal).
Dr Mohammed Fahim is Adhoc Lecturer at the Department of Physics, Zakir Hussain College, University of Delhi, India.