Mechanical Behaviour of Natural Fibre reinforced Thermoplastic Braided Composite Rods

Shama Parveen, L. Erkens, S. Rana, R. Fangueiro

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Abstract

In the present work, braided composite rods (BCRs) have been developed through braiding of polypropylene (PP) fibres around an axially oriented core, made of a mixture of PP and sisal fibres and subsequent consolidation of the produced structures under heat and pressure. Tensile properties of these BCRs were characterized. The effect of alkali treatment of sisal fibres on their surface morphology as well as mechanical properties of sisal fibres and produced BCRs was thoroughly investigated. It was observed that the tensile properties of developed BCRs improved strongly with the increase in sisal fibre vol.% and moreover, the alkali treatment improved the tensile properties of sisal fibre and their interfacial interactions with PP matrix, leading to enhanced tensile behaviour of BCRs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCM 2012
Subtitle of host publicationComposites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
ISBN (Print)9788888785332
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice - Venice, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 201228 Jun 2012
Conference number: 15

Conference

Conference15th European Conference on Composite Materials
Abbreviated titleECCM 2012
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period24/06/1228/06/12

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Natural fibers
Thermoplastics
Fibers
Polypropylenes
Composite materials
Tensile properties
Alkalies
Consolidation
Surface morphology
Mechanical properties

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Parveen, S., Erkens, L., Rana, S., & Fangueiro, R. (2012). Mechanical Behaviour of Natural Fibre reinforced Thermoplastic Braided Composite Rods. In ECCM 2012 : Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM.
Parveen, Shama ; Erkens, L. ; Rana, S. ; Fangueiro, R. / Mechanical Behaviour of Natural Fibre reinforced Thermoplastic Braided Composite Rods. ECCM 2012 : Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials. European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM, 2012.
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Parveen, S, Erkens, L, Rana, S & Fangueiro, R 2012, Mechanical Behaviour of Natural Fibre reinforced Thermoplastic Braided Composite Rods. in ECCM 2012 : Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials. European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM, 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, Venice, Italy, 24/06/12.

Mechanical Behaviour of Natural Fibre reinforced Thermoplastic Braided Composite Rods. / Parveen, Shama; Erkens, L.; Rana, S.; Fangueiro, R.

ECCM 2012 : Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials. European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM, 2012.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Parveen S, Erkens L, Rana S, Fangueiro R. Mechanical Behaviour of Natural Fibre reinforced Thermoplastic Braided Composite Rods. In ECCM 2012 : Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials. European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM. 2012