Innovations in Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites for Improved Performance


Innovations in Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites for Improved Performance

N. Gokarneshan, PG Anandhakrishnan, R. Sasirekha, Obulam Vidya Sagar, D. Haritha, and K.M. Pachiyappan

Natural fibre reinforced composites have become the new choice owing to their versatility in varied end use applications, economical and eco considerations as well. Efforts have been directed towards replacing them with their synthetic counter parts which prove to be more expensive. Mechanical and tribological characteristics of natural fibre reinforced composites have gained focus. Different types of natural fibre composites have been chemically treated to improve certain performance aspects. Also, properties related to energy absorption and water absorption have been evaluated. Studies have been carried out on fibres that include coconut sheath, flax seed fibre, jute, and areca sheath fibre. The ballistic performance, abrasive behaviour, ecological aspects, etc. have been given due consideration.

Reinforced Composites, Cocos Nucifera, Jute, Properties, Applications, Fiber

Published online 4/10/2022, 40 pages

Citation: N. Gokarneshan, PG Anandhakrishnan, R. Sasirekha, Obulam Vidya Sagar, D. Haritha, and K.M. Pachiyappan, Innovations in Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites for Improved Performance, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 122, pp 37-76, 2022


Part of the book on Sustainable Natural Fiber Composites

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