Selection of hemp fabric as reinforcement in composite materials

Misnon, Mohd Iqbal and Islam, Md Mainul and Epaarachchi, Jayantha Ananda and Lau, Kin-tak (2014) Selection of hemp fabric as reinforcement in composite materials. In: 3rd International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering (ICMIEE 2014), 26-27 Dec 2014, Khulna, Bangladesh.

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This problem can be solved by converting the plant fibres into yarns or fabrics. Plant fibres in the form of fabric are the most convenient material for a reinforcement considering its good fibre distribution as well as easy to handle during composite fabrication. The selection of fabric criterion on top of fibre type is also essential to ensure its suitability as reinforcement. In this work, three types of fabrics were analysed for their characteristics. Fabrics were analysed in terms of their physical characteristics such as fabric density, weight, thickness, yarn size and yarn crimp. The analysis continued with the fibre density and cloth cover factor determination which are related with the resin penetration. Tensile property characterisation was also done on the fabric which is important to predict their contribution on the composite materials. Fabric characteristics are important to be determined as we need to decide which fabric is more suitable as reinforcement and could give desired composite properties.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2015. ICMIEE 2014. 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: 01 Apr 2015 04:05
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 03:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: hemp fabrics; fabric characterisation; cloth cover factor; tensile properties; composites
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

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