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Properties of Woven Natural Fiber-Reinforced Biocomposites

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Woven natural fiber-reinforced composites were fabricated using four different flax fabrics and two biobased epoxy resin matrices. The reinforced composites were prepared using resin infusion technique and fiber volume fractions of between 28–35% were achieved using this method. The fiber matrix interaction and the failure mechanism in the composite were observed using scanning electron microscopy. The flexural strength and modulus on the warp and weft directions were characterized and it was found that based on yarn count and yarn thickness change in the flexural strength was observed. Dynamic water absorption and thickness swelling were observed for a certain period of time and depended on pore volume and fiber volume fractions. Among the fabric architecture, on the weft direction satin weave with low fiber volume fraction has achieved the highest flexural strength and modulus of 220 MPa and 11.7 GPa respectively.
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Keywords: BIOBASED COMPOSITES; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; NATURAL FIBER; RESIN INFUSION TECHNIQUE

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 June 2016

This article was made available online on 20 May 2016 as a Fast Track article with title: "Properties of Woven Natural Fiber-Reinforced Biocomposites".

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