Potentiality of utilising natural textile materials for engineering composites applications

Misnon, Mohd Iqbal and Islam, Md Mainul and Epaarachchi, Jayantha Ananda and Lau, Kin-tak (2014) Potentiality of utilising natural textile materials for engineering composites applications. Materials and Design, 59. pp. 359-368. ISSN 0264-1275


This paper gives an overview of utilising natural textile materials as reinforcements for engineering composites applications. The definition and types of textile materials are addressed to provide readers a thoughtful view on the role of these materials in a structural composite system. Available material properties of natural textile and their composites are critically reviewed here. In general, these materials are categorised into fibre, yarn and fabric forms. The load bearing capacity of natural textile fibre reinforced polymer composites is governed by the quantity, alignment and dispersion properties of fibres. It has been found that the natural fibre reinforced composites are limited to use in low to medium load bearing applications. However, a limited research work has been performed to date and there is a significant gap between the high performance textile fabric and their use as reinforcement in fibre reinforced composite materials.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2014 07:08
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 06:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: bio-based composite; natural textile material; fibre; yarn; fabric
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091012 Textile Technology
03 Chemical Sciences > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030502 Natural Products Chemistry
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8604 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles > 860403 Natural Fibres, Yarns and Fabrics
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2014.03.022
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25794

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