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The poor performance of natural fibres as composite reinforcements where the focus on chemical aspects has not yet delivered the "holy grail" of glass fibre replacement in volume applications is discussed. An explanation is proposed based on the anisotropic structure of these fibres and its influence the composite interphase.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Jul 2009|
|Event||17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM17 - Edinburgh, UK|
Duration: 27 Jul 2009 → 31 Jul 2009
|Conference||17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM17|
|Period||27/07/09 → 31/07/09|
- natural fibres
- residual stress
- thermal expansion
An exploration of the relationship of chemical and physical parameters in the micromechanical characterisation of the apparent interfacial strength in glass fibre epoxy systemsThomason, J. L., Yang, L., Bryce, D. & Minty, R., 16 Jun 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 139, p. 1-8 8 p.
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