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Title: Accelerated thermal ageing behaviour of bagasse fibers reinforced Poly (Lactic Acid) based biocomposites
Authors: Lila M.K.
Shukla K.
Komal U.K.
Singh I.
Published in: Composites Part B: Engineering
Abstract: Ageing behavior is one of the crucial factor for selection of material by designers and engineers, mainly for structural applications. Investigation of the ageing effect on biocomposites would supplement current knowledge and may help in encouraging their uses in real life applications. The current experimental investigation aims to determine the variation in various properties of Bagasse fibers reinforced Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) biocomposites during accelerated thermal ageing. Specimens of biocomposite were fabricated and exposed to temperature cycles of −20 °C and 65 °C (12 h each) for 12 weeks and characterized after every 4 weeks of exposure. Tensile and flexural properties exhibited steady improvement on exposure up to 8 weeks, followed by a reduction after ageing for 12 weeks. It can be concluded from X-ray diffraction (XRD) and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) that significant change in crystalline and glass transition behavior happens during the exposure period. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
Citation: Composites Part B: Engineering (2019), 156(): 121-127
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.08.068
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/10897
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Accelerated thermal cycle
Biocomposites
Crystallinity
Dynamic mechanical analysis
Mechanical properties
ISSN: 13598368
Author Scopus IDs: 57194012139
57203529425
57203532146
56375560400
Author Affiliations: Lila, M.K., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Shukla, K., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, 110016, India
Komal, U.K., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Singh, I., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Corresponding Author: Lila, M.K.; Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia; email: manish.lila@gmail.com
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