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Biocomposite and Synthetic Composites for Automotive Applications. Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering

  • Book

  • November 2020
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5029622

Biocomposite and Synthetic Composites for Automotive Applications provides a detailed review of advanced macro and nanocomposite materials and structures, and discusses their use in the transport industry, specifically for automotive applications. This book covers materials selection, properties and performance, design solutions, and manufacturing techniques. A broad range of different material classes are reviewed with emphasis on advanced materials and new research pathways where composites can be derived from agricultural waste in the future, as well as the development and performance of hybrid composites.

The book is an essential reference resource for those researching materials development and industrial design engineers who need a detailed understanding of materials usage in transport structures. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) analysis of composite products in automotive applications is also discussed, and the effect of different fiber orientation on crash performance. Synthetic/natural fiber composites for aircraft engine fire-designated zones are linked to automotive applications. Additional chapters include the application and use of magnesium composites compared to biocomposites in the automotive industry; autonomous inspection and repair of aircraft composite structures via vortex robot technology and its application in automotive applications; composites in a three-wheeler (tuk tuk); and thermal properties of composites in automotive applications.

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Table of Contents

1. Application of Biocomposites in Automotive Components: A Review 2. Thermal Properties of Sugar Palm Yarn Reinforced Unsaturated Polyester Composites as an Alternative for Automotive Applications 3. Macro- to Nanoscale Natural Fibre Composites for Automotive Components: Research, Development and Application 4. On the Improvement of Tribological Performance Using Treated Betelnut Fibre Reinforced Polyester (T-BFRP) and Teflon Composite for Automotive Applications 5. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Analysis of Composite Products in Automotive Applications 6. Development and Performance Analysis of Hybrid Composite Side Door Impact Beam: An Experimental Investigation 7. Performance Evaluation of Cellulose Nanofiber Reinforced Polypropylene Biocomposites for Automotive Applications 8. Crashworthiness of Circular Tube of Kenaf Fibre Composite for Automotive Applications 9. Unidirectional Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch (OPEFB) Fibre/Epoxy Composite Car Bumper Beam: Effects of Different Fibre Orientation on its Crash Performance 10. Synthetic/Natural Fibre Composites for Aircraft Engine Fire Designated Zones and its Potential Application in Automotive Engines 11. Wheels in the Automotive Industry: A Case Study Towards the Development of Magnesium Based Composite Wheels 12. Composites and Biocomposites for Noise and Vibration Control in Automotive Structures 13. State of the Art Review of Green Composites for Automotive Applications 14. Effect of Heat and Moisture on Mechanical Performance of Composite Materials Used in Automotive Structures 15. Application of Polymer Composite Materials in Motorcycles: A Comprehensive Review


S.M. Sapuan Professor, Laboratory of Biocomposite Technology, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP); Advanced Engineering Materials and Composites Research Centre (AEMC), Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

S.M. Sapuan is a Professor of Composite Materials in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Head of the Advanced Engineering Materials and Composite Research Centre at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia. His research interests focus on composite materials, biocomposites, design for sustainability, and natural fibre composites.

R.A. Ilyas Senior Lecturer, School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering; Center for Advanced Composite Materials (CACM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. R.A. Ilyas?is a?Senior?Lecturer?at the?School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti?Teknologi?Malaysia, Malaysia. In 2012, he received his Diploma in Forestry from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Bintulu Campus (UPMKB), Sarawak, Malaysia. That same year, he was awarded the Public Service Department (JPA) scholarship to pursue his?BSc in?Chemical Engineering at UPM and then, in 2016, he was awarded the Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) by UPM to undertake a PhD degree in the field of?Biocomposite?Technology & Design at the Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP) UPM. Dr. Ilyas was the recipient of the 2019 MVP Doctor of Philosophy Gold Medal Award UPM, that followed Best PhD Thesis and Top Student Awards.? In 2018, he was also awarded a National Book Award, an Outstanding Reviewer Award by 'Carbohydrate Polymers', Elsevier (United Kingdom), a Best Paper Award at the 11th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Energy Engineering, a Best Paper Award at the 2019 Seminar Enau?Kebangsaan,?Persatuan?Pembangunan dan Industri Enau (Malaysia). In 2019, he was included in the list of the?world's top 2% scientists by Stanford University and?received a 2021 PERINTIS Publication Award by?Persatuan?Saintis?Muslim (Malaysia). His main research interests are in the fields of polymer engineering (biodegradable polymers, biopolymers, polymer composites, polymer gels) and materials engineering (natural fiber-reinforced polymer composites, biocomposites, cellulose materials, nanocomposites). To date, he has authored or coauthored more than 250 publications: 92 journal articles indexed in JCR/Scopus, 14 books, 69 book chapters, 51 conference proceedings/seminars, 2 research bulletins, 10 conference papers, and guest edited 6 journal special issues, as well as edited/coedited conference/seminar proceedings on green materials.