Fabric Parameter Effect on the Mechanical Properties of Woven Hemp Fabric Reinforced Composites as an Alternative to Wood Products

Misnon, I. M. and Islam, M. M. and Epaarachchi, J. A. and Lau, K. T. and Wang, H. (2016) Fabric Parameter Effect on the Mechanical Properties of Woven Hemp Fabric Reinforced Composites as an Alternative to Wood Products. Advance Research in Textile Engineering, 1 (1):1004.

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Abstract

Hemp is a common natural fibre which has reliable properties and is available in the forms of staple fibres, yarns and fabrics. However, less works were done by using woven hemp fabric in composite materials, especially for an alternative to wood products. In this work, woven hemp fabrics in different fabric layering orientations have been used to reinforce vinyl ester resin by employing hand lay-up method. The properties of hemp fabric were used to investigate how these properties can affect the physical and mechanical behaviour of the fabricated composites. The results show that fabric properties and layering orientations contribute to the tensile, flexural and impact properties of the composites. Based on the comparison to wood and engineered wood products’ properties, the mechanical properties of composites are found to be comparable. The comparison also shows that the woven hemp fabric reinforced vinyl ester can be an alternative for wood and engineered wood products in building industries especially in low-load bearing applications.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2022 23:26
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 01:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural fibres composites; Hemp; Woven fabric; Mechanical properties; Wood products
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401602 Composite and hybrid materials
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280110 Expanding knowledge in engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46348

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