Natural Fibre Composites: Materials, Processes and Properties

Natural Fibre Composites: Materials, Processes and Properties

by Alma Hodzic, Robert Shanks

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ISBN-13: 9780857099228
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 02/13/2014
Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 408
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

Alma Hodzic is Professor of Advanced Materials Technologies and Research Director of Advanced Manufacturing Institute at The University of Sheffield, UK.
Robert Shanks is Emeritus Professor of Polymer Science, School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Table of Contents

  • Contributor contact details
  • Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering
  • Part I: Natural fibre reinforcements
    • Chapter 1: Wood fibres as reinforcements in natural fibre composites: structure, properties, processing and applications
      • Abstract:
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Wood fibres: nature and behaviour
      • 1.3 Modification of wood fibres for composites
      • 1.4 Matrices (binders) of wood fibre composites
      • 1.5 Process techniques of wood fibre composites
      • 1.6 Properties of wood fibre composites
      • 1.7 Applications of wood fibre composites
      • 1.8 Future trends
    • Chapter 2: Chemistry and structure of cellulosic fibres as reinforcements in natural fibre composites
      • Abstract:
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 Glucose monomer
      • 2.3 Glucose biopolymerization
      • 2.4 Cellulose structure
      • 2.5 Chemical and solubility properties of cellulose
      • 2.6 Sources of cellulose
      • 2.7 Separation of cellulose
      • 2.8 Purification of cellulose
      • 2.9 Cellulose polymorphism
      • 2.10 Chemical modification of cellulose
      • 2.11 Preparation of nano-cellulose
      • 2.12 Processing of cellulose
      • 2.13 Applications of cellulose fibres
      • 2.14 Conclusions
      • 2.16 Appendix: abbreviations
    • Chapter 3: Creating hierarchical structures in cellulosic fibre reinforced polymer composites for advanced performance
      • Abstract:
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Creating hierarchical structures in (ligno)cellulosic fibre reinforced composite materials
      • 3.3 Surface microfibrillation of (ligno)cellulosic fibres
      • 3.4 Creating hierarchical structures in renewable composites by incorporating microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) into the matrix
      • 3.5 Coating of (ligno)cellulosic fibres with bacterial cellulose
      • 3.6 Conclusions and future trends
      • 3.7 Acknowledgements
    • Chapter 4: Recycled polymers in natural fibre-reinforced polymer composites
      • Abstract:
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Fibre reinforcements in recycled composites
      • 4.3 Processes for adding natural fibre reinforcements to composites
      • 4.4 Improving the mechanical properties of recycled composites using natural fibre reinforcements
      • 4.5 Applications of recycled polymer composites with natural fibre reinforcements
      • 4.6 Conclusions and future trends
      • 4.8 Appendix: abbreviations
    • Chapter 5: Electrospun cellulosic fibre-reinforced composite materials
      • Abstract:
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Electrospinning of non-derivatised and derivatised cellulosic fibres
      • 5.3 Electrospun cellulosic fibres via polymer blends
      • 5.4 Electrospun nanocomposite fibres
      • 5.5 Mechanical properties of electrospun fibres and mats
      • 5.6 Cellulose nanofibre-reinforced polymer composites
      • 5.7 Future trends
  • Part II: Processing of natural fibre composites
    • Chapter 6: Ethical practices in the processing of green composites
      • Abstract:
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 Social impact and ethical practice
      • 6.3 Case study: Waste for Life waste management model
      • 6.4 Conclusions
    • Chapter 7: Manufacturing methods for natural fibre composites
      • Abstract:
      • 7.1 Introduction
      • 7.2 Fibre reinforcements
      • 7.3 Reinforcement forms
      • 7.4 Bio-based polymer matrices
      • 7.5 Composites manufacturing processes
      • 7.6 Key parameters for successful processing of natural fibre composites
      • 7.7 Manufacturing techniques for natural fibre-reinforced polymer matrix composites
      • 7.8 Case studies: automotive, building and construction, and marine applications
      • 7.9 Conclusions
    • Chapter 8: Compression and injection molding techniques for natural fiber composites
      • Abstract:
      • 8.1 Introduction
      • 8.2 Emerging compression and injection molding technologies in the production of natural fiber composites
      • 8.3 Processing natural fiber composites at high temperatures
      • 8.4 Conclusions
    • Chapter 9: Thermoset matrix natural fibre-reinforced composites
      • Abstract:
      • 9.1 Introduction
      • 9.2 Natural fibres used in thermoset matrix composites
      • 9.3 Thermoset matrix types
      • 9.4 Fabrication of thermoset matrix composites
      • 9.5 Mechanical properties of synthetic resin composites
      • 9.6 Bioderived resin composites
      • 9.7 Applications of thermoset matrix natural fibre composites
      • 9.8 Future trends
  • Part III: Testing and properties
    • Chapter 10: Non-destructive testing (NDT) of natural fibre composites: acoustic emission technique
      • Abstract:
      • 10.1 Introduction
      • 10.2 Using the acoustic emission (AE) technique in practice
      • 10.3 Assessing results
      • 10.4 Applications of AE
      • 10.5 Future trends
      • 10.6 Conclusions
      • 10.7 Sources of further information and advice
    • Chapter 11: High strain rate testing of natural fiber composites
      • Abstract:
      • 11.1 Introduction
      • 11.2 Materials
      • 11.3 Test methods
      • 11.4 Results and discussion
      • 11.5 Applications and future trends
      • 11.6 Acknowledgments
    • Chapter 12: Performance of natural fiber composites under dynamic loading
      • Abstract:
      • 12.1 Introduction
      • 12.2 Natural fibers and natural fiber composites
      • 12.3 Dynamic properties of natural fiber composites
      • 12.4 Dynamic mechanical testing of natural fiber composites
      • 12.5 Testing in practice: the example of pultruded natural fiber reinforced composites
      • 12.6 Dynamic testing of composites
      • 12.7 Performance of natural fiber reinforced composites under dynamic loading
      • 12.8 Future trends
      • 12.9 Acknowledgments
    • Chapter 13: The response of natural fibre composites to impact damage: a case study
      • Abstract:
      • 13.1 Introduction
      • 13.2 Mechanical characterization
      • 13.3 Specimen preparation
      • 13.4 Charpy impact test
      • 13.5 Experimental results
      • 13.6 Conclusion
    • Chapter 14: Natural fibre composites in a marine environment
      • Abstract:
      • 14.1 Introduction
      • 14.2 Properties and environmental impact of natural versus synthetic fibres
      • 14.3 Natural fibre composites (NFCs) and moisture uptake
      • 14.4 Geometrical considerations for plant fibres in NFCs
      • 14.5 Marine applications of plant fibre composites
      • 14.6 Conclusions and future trends
      • 14.7 Sources of further information and advice
  • Index

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