Frontiers in Biomaterials

Frontiers in Biomaterials

Volume: 6

Bio-Inspired Materials

Nature has provided opportunities for scientists to observe patterns in biomaterials which can be imitated when designing construction materials. Materials designed with natural elements can be ...
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Interaction Between Natural Fibres and Synthetic Polymers

Pp. 194-224 (31)

Alejandro Manzano-Ramírez, Mario Villalon and Jose Luis Reyes Araiza

Abstract

Lignocellulosic fibers are obtained from agriculture (60%) and forests (40%) industry. Tropical countries produce high amount of these fibers as a by-product. The use of natural fibers is interesting due to their biodegradation capabilities as well as their damping properties, low density and moderate strength. Hence, in the present chapter, the facts due to which natural fibers can be used as reinforced polymers along with the importance and role of the interfacial region will be discussed. In addition, the effect of incorporating chopped natural fibers of different length, as disperse reinforced phase, on the dynamic or quasi-static elastic modulus of glass fiber laminates will be analyzed. A glass fiber composite material model used as a coir fiber effect test bed and a simple, easy and sensitive cantilever experimental setup were validated which are presented with comparative results.

Keywords:

Composite Material, Hybrid Material, Mechanical Property.

Affiliation:

CINVESTAV-Querétaro, Libramiento Norponiente # 2000, zipcode 76230, Fraccionamiento Real de Juriquilla, Querétaro, Qro, Mexico.