Characterisation of the mechanial and interfacial adhesion performance of natural fibres in polyolefin compounds for lightweight automotive applications

Jose Luis Rudeiros Fernandez, James Thomason, M. Soliman, A.K. Teraiya

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Abstract

This paper presents a study on the measurements of the interfacial adhesion of coir fibre with various polypropylene (PP) matrices along with the mechanical properties of their related injection moulded composites. The interfacial adhesion between coir fibres and homopolymer and copolymer polypropylene, including the effect of coupling agent, was investigated using the pull-out method. The addition of coupling agent significantly increased the interfacial shear strength of coir fibre polypropylene. Results are presented from tensile and impact testing for characterisation of tensile properties and notched and un-notched impact strength of coir reinforced polypropylene. Results showed a positive effect of the coupling agent on stress at yield, Young’s modulus and un-notched impact strength.

Conference

Conference16th European Conference on Composite Materials
Abbreviated titleECCM16
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period22/06/1426/06/14
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Natural fibers
Polypropylenes
Polyolefins
Coupling agents
Adhesion
Impact strength
Fibers
Impact testing
Tensile testing
Homopolymerization
Tensile properties
Shear strength
Copolymers
Elastic moduli
Mechanical properties
PL 732
coir
Composite materials

Keywords

  • natural fibres
  • mechanical properties
  • adhesion polypropylene
  • lightweight polypropylene

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Rudeiros Fernandez, J. L., Thomason, J., Soliman, M., & Teraiya, A. K. (2014). Characterisation of the mechanial and interfacial adhesion performance of natural fibres in polyolefin compounds for lightweight automotive applications. Paper presented at 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, Seville, Spain.
Rudeiros Fernandez, Jose Luis ; Thomason, James ; Soliman, M. ; Teraiya, A.K. / Characterisation of the mechanial and interfacial adhesion performance of natural fibres in polyolefin compounds for lightweight automotive applications. Paper presented at 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, Seville, Spain.8 p.
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Rudeiros Fernandez, JL, Thomason, J, Soliman, M & Teraiya, AK 2014, 'Characterisation of the mechanial and interfacial adhesion performance of natural fibres in polyolefin compounds for lightweight automotive applications' Paper presented at 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, Seville, Spain, 22/06/14 - 26/06/14, .

Characterisation of the mechanial and interfacial adhesion performance of natural fibres in polyolefin compounds for lightweight automotive applications. / Rudeiros Fernandez, Jose Luis; Thomason, James; Soliman, M.; Teraiya, A.K.

2014. Paper presented at 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, Seville, Spain.

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Rudeiros Fernandez JL, Thomason J, Soliman M, Teraiya AK. Characterisation of the mechanial and interfacial adhesion performance of natural fibres in polyolefin compounds for lightweight automotive applications. 2014. Paper presented at 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, Seville, Spain.