In state of art: mechanical and tribological behaviour of polymeric composites based on natural fibres

Shalwan, A. and Yousif, B. F. (2013) In state of art: mechanical and tribological behaviour of polymeric composites based on natural fibres. Materials and Design, 48. pp. 14-24. ISSN 0264-1275

Abstract

In this article, a comprehensive literature review on the mechanical and tribological behaviour of polymeric composites based on natural fibres is introduced. The effects of volume fraction, orientations, treatments, and physical characteristics of the natural fibres on the mechanical and tribological properties of several thermoset and thermoplastic polymers are addressed. Based on this survey, it is found that NaOH chemical treatment is the most useful method to enhance the interfacial adhesion of the natural fibres with the matrix, which in turn enhance the mechanical and the wear performance. However, frictional characteristics of the composites are poor. Solid lubricants are recommended to reduce the friction coefficient of the materials.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Published online 22 Jul 2012. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2013 01:34
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 06:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: literature review; natural fibres; mechanical; tribological
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091309 Tribology
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2012.07.014
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21366

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