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Title: Critical Parameters Affecting Mechanical Behavior of Natural Fiber Reinforced Plastics
Authors: Singhal A.V.
Debnath K.
Singh I.
Daniel B.S.S.
Published in: Journal of Natural Fibers
Abstract: Of the numerous special properties of natural fiber composites, light weight and biodegradability are the most attractive. Also, natural fiber reinforced composites have sufficiently good mechanical properties. In the present research investigation, the mechanical properties of the natural fiber (nettle and grewia optiva fiber) reinforced thermoset and thermoplastic composites have been evaluated and compared. The morphological analysis of the fractured test specimens subjected to different types of mechanical loading has also been performed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Critical parameters, such as contact angle of polymers, surface roughness of the natural fibers, and twist angle of the natural fiber yarn have been evaluated in order to emphasize their importance in defining the mechanical behavior of the developed composite laminates. The results reveal that poly-lactic acid (PLA)-based natural fiber composites have superior mechanical properties as compared to the polypropylene (PP)- and epoxy-based natural fiber composites. © 2016 Taylor & Francis.
Citation: Journal of Natural Fibers (2016), 13(6): 640-650
URI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15440478.2015.1102788
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/11155
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Inc.
Keywords: Composites
contact angle
laminates
mechanical properties
morphology
surface roughness and twist angle
thermoplastic
thermoset
ISSN: 15440478
Author Scopus IDs: 56501446000
56387038200
56375560400
55512143400
Author Affiliations: Singhal, A.V., Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Debnath, K., Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Meghalaya, Shillong, India
Singh, I., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Daniel, B.S.S., Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Corresponding Author: Debnath, K.; Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology MeghalayaIndia; email: debnath.iitr@gmail.com
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