Recent research trend in natural-fibre composites

Lau, Alan K. T. and Ho, Mabel M. P. (2011) Recent research trend in natural-fibre composites. JEC Composites (67). pp. 50-52. ISSN 1639-965X


Since the mid 50’s, interest in research and engineering has been shifting from traditional monolithic materials to fibre-reinforced polymer-based materials due to their unique advantages of high strength-to-weight ratio, non-corrosive properties and high fracture toughness for aerospace and military applications.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. Journal and Exhibition Composites (JEC).
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 06:07
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: composites; aircraft material; strength to weight; transport costs; non-renewable; non-biodegradable; non-recyclable
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0901 Aerospace Engineering > 090102 Aerospace Materials
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090799 Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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