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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/15440478.2019.1629148

The Effects of Stacking Sequence on the Tensile and Flexural Properties of Kenaf/Jute Fibre Hybrid Composites

04 Mar 2021-Journal of Natural Fibers (Taylor & Francis)-Vol. 18, Iss: 3, pp 452-463
Abstract: The aim of this study to analyze the effects of the stacking sequence of kenaf and jute fibers on the tensile and flexural properties of the kenaf/jute hybrid composites. Kenaf/jute/kenaf (...

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Topics: Kenaf (64%), Flexural strength (51%)
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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/15440478.2021.1875368
Vinayagam Mohanavel1, Sanjeev Kumar, J. Vairamuthu2, P. Ganeshan2  +1 moreInstitutions (2)
Abstract: The objective of this work is to find the influence of fiber content, stacking pattern, and their sequence on the mechanical properties of hybrid composites Hybrid composites in four varieties wit

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Topics: Fiber (56%), Synthetic fiber (52%), Stacking (51%)

26 Citations


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/15440478.2020.1739592
Abstract: Tri-layer hybrid composites composed of Indian almond and kenaf fibers were fabricated using hand layup method. Two types of hybrid composites namely Kenaf/Indian almond/Kenaf (K/I/K) and I...

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Topics: Kenaf (58%), Fiber (51%)

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/1023666X.2020.1781481
Abstract: Hybrid composites have two or more reinforcement materials with tailored properties This work deals with the development and investigation of mechanical properties such as tensile, flexural and im

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Topics: Epoxy (54%), Flexural strength (53%)

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/15440478.2020.1745118
Abstract: Hybrid laminates made using natural fibers have been finding applications in diverse fields such as automotive parts, building structures and sports goods. These laminates incorporate the benefits ...

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.CSCM.2021.E00724
Hongwei Song1, Jing Liu, Kaiyu He, Waqas Ahmad2Institutions (2)
Abstract: Natural fibers are eco-friendly, cost-effective, lightweight, renewable, have better thermal properties and corrosion resistance capabilities. The addition of natural fibers in cementitious composites (CCs) will be a sustainable step to enhance their mechanical properties as well as encouraging green construction. Jute fibers are cheap among all the natural fibers and are abundantly available in several developing countries. This study describes the impact of utilizing jute fibers in CCs for sustainable construction. The influence of jute fiber on the mechanical strength of CCs is reported, including compressive strength, split tensile strength, flexural strength. Additionally, the microstructure of jute fiber is discussed, and jute fiber-matrix interaction is explained. The effect of varying jute fiber length and content on the mechanical strength of CCs has been described, and optimum jute fiber length and content have been reported. The current research initiative expects to promote understanding of the concerns and difficulties encountered during the production of jute fiber reinforced CCs. It was concluded that incorporating jute fibers can enhance the strength properties of CCs if used in shorter lengths and lower volume contents, while higher volume content of jute fibers degraded the strength properties of CCs. In addition, the current research is quite limited in terms of practical applications of jute fiber reinforced CCs, and more research is needed in the future to determine their applications in civil engineering construction. Future research has been recommended in light of the different parameters discussed in this study. Moreover, this review will be helpful in promoting the use of jute fiber for the green construction of CCs.

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Topics: Fiber (51%)

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Abstract: Recently, there has been a rapid growth in research and innovation in the natural fibre composite (NFC) area. Interest is warranted due to the advantages of these materials compared to others, such as synthetic fibre composites, including low environmental impact and low cost and support their potential across a wide range of applications. Much effort has gone into increasing their mechanical performance to extend the capabilities and applications of this group of materials. This review aims to provide an overview of the factors that affect the mechanical performance of NFCs and details achievements made with them.

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Abstract: Present review deals with the recent development of cellulosic/cellulosic and cellulosic/synthetic fibres based reinforced hybrid composites. Hybrid composites made up of two different cellulosic fibres are less common compare to cellulosic/synthetic fibre, but these are also potentially useful materials with respect to environmental concerns. Hybrid composites fabrication by cellulosic fibres is economical and provide another dimension to the versatility of cellulosic fibre reinforced composites. As a consequence, a balance in cost and performance could be achieved through proper material design as per directive of Europe states by 2015. Recent studies relevant to hybrid composites have cited in this review. This work intended to present an outline of main results presented on hybrid composites focusing the attention in terms of processing, mechanical, physical, electrical, thermal and dynamic mechanical properties. Hybrid composites are one of the emerging fields in polymer science that triumph attention for application in various sectors ranging from automobile to the building industry.

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858 Citations


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.COMPOSITESA.2015.06.007
Abstract: The growing ecological and environmental consciousness has driven efforts for development of new innovative materials for various end-use applications. Polymers synthesized from natural resources, have gained considerable research interest in the recent years. This review paper is intended to provide a brief outline of work that covers in the area of biocomposites, major class of biodegradable polymers, natural fibres, as well as their manufacturing techniques and properties has been highlighted. Various surface modification methods were incorporated to improve the fibre–matrix adhesion resulting in the enhancement of mechanical properties of the biocomposites. Moreover, an economical impact and future direction of these materials has been critically reviewed. This review concludes that the biocomposites form one of the emerging areas in polymer science that gain attention for use in various applications ranging from automobile to the building industries.

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Abstract: Hybrid composites prepared by hand lay-up technique by reinforcing jute and oil palm fibres with epoxy matrix. The tensile properties of hybrid composites were found to increase substantially with increasing jute fibres loading as compared to oil palm–epoxy composite. The nature of fibre/matrix interface was examined through scanning electron microscopy of tensile fracture samples. Addition of jute fibres to oil palm composite increases the storage modulus while damping factor shifts towards higher temperature region. Cole–Cole analysis was made to understand the phase behaviour of the composite samples. The hybrid composite with oil palm:jute (1:4) showed maximum damping behaviour and highest tensile properties. The overall use of hybrid system was found to be effective in increasing tensile and dynamic mechanical properties of the oil palm–epoxy composite probably due to the enhanced fibre/matrix interface bonding. The potential applications of the oil palm based hybrid composites in automobiles and building industry are going to increase in near future.

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Topics: Ultimate tensile strength (53%), Epoxy (51%), Composite number (51%)

295 Citations


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.MATDES.2014.10.067
05 Feb 2015-Materials & Design
Abstract: The present work deals with the effect of weaving patterns and random orientatation on the mechanical properties of banana, kenaf and banana/kenaf fiber-reinforced hybrid polyester composites. Composites were prepared using the hand lay-up method with two different weaving patterns, namely, plain and twill type. Of the two weaving patterns, the plain type showed improved tensile properties compared to the twill type in all the fabricated composites. Furthermore, the maximum increase in mechanical strength was observed in the plain woven hybrid composites rather than in randomly oriented composites. This indicates minimum stress development at the interface of composites due to the distribution of load transfer along the fiber direction. Moreover, alkali (NaOH) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) treatments appear to provide an additional improvement in mechanical strength through enhanced interfacial bonding. Morphological studies of fractured mechanical testing samples were performed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to understand the de-bonding of fiber/matrix adhesion.

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Topics: Woven fabric (55%), Ultimate tensile strength (51%)

263 Citations