A study on the dynamic mechanical properties of silk fibre composites

Ho, Mei-po and Wang, Hao and Ho, Chun-kit and Lau, Kin-tak (2012) A study on the dynamic mechanical properties of silk fibre composites. Advanced Materials Research, 410. pp. 106-109. ISSN 1022-6680

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Silk fibre has been popularly used for bio-medical engineering and surgically-operational applications because of its biocompatible and bio-resorbable properties for centuries. Using silk fibre as reinforcement for some bio-polymers to enhance the stiffness of scaffolding and bone implant plates has been developed. However, its dynamic mechanical properties with the biodegradable properties have not yet well understood. In this paper, the dynamic mechanical and thermal properties of degraded and non-degraded silk fibre reinforced Polylactic acid (PLA) composites are discussed.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2013 07:06
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2014 01:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: dynamic mechanical analysis; fibre reinforced; thermal properties; bio-medical; bone implant; dynamic mechanical property; poly lactic acid; silk fibres
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0203 Classical Physics > 020304 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030307 Theory and Design of Materials
09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090302 Biomechanical Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.410.106
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21486

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