Mechanics of Polyropylene-Seed-Coat-Fibres Composites AndPolyropylene –Wood Fibres Composites-A Comparative Study

Devasahayam, Sheila & Yarlagadda, Prasad (2014) Mechanics of Polyropylene-Seed-Coat-Fibres Composites AndPolyropylene –Wood Fibres Composites-A Comparative Study. In Procedia Engineering, Elsevier Ltd., Vellore, India, pp. 1915-1928.

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Forestry by-products have potential applications as components of wood composites. Replacement of conventional pine radiata wood-fibres by the fibres from the seeds (SCF) of the by-products, require determining and optimizing the mechanical properties to producing highest quality products. Response to mechanical stress is an important aspect to consider towards partial or full replacement of the wood-fibres by SCFs. In the present study the critical strain energy release rate, and the fracture toughness are derived from the published data. The present work uses rules of mixture to derive the mechanical and the physical properties of the SCF and relates the performance of the composites of the wood-fibres and the SCF to chemical composition, dispersion, weight and Vf of the fibres. We have also derived the Gc, the critical strain energy release rate, KIC, the fracture toughness of the composites.

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ID Code: 79877
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: wood-fibres, Polymer- matrix composites (PMCs), Impact behaviour, fracture toughness
DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.12.345
ISSN: 1877-7058
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Authors
Copyright Statement: This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2015 05:12
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2015 00:42

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