Paper Title:
Mechanical Performance of Silk-Based Structural Composites
  Abstract

With the strong emphasis on environmental awareness, it has brought much attention in the development of recyclable and environmentally sustainable composite materials since the last decade. Environmental legislation as well as consumer demand in many countries is increasing the pressure on manufacturers of materials and end-products to consider the environmental impact of their products at all stages of their life cycle, including recycling and ultimate disposal. Silk fibers, spun out from silkworm cocoons, consist of a fibroin core surrounded by a protein layer called "sericin", and these fibers are biodegradable and highly crystalline. It has been known that these fibers have higher tensile strength and are more predictable in failure than glass and synthetic organic fibers. Recently, few preliminary studies have reported that the use of these silks, as microreinforcements to replace un-recyclable carbon and glass fibers for polymeric-based structural composite materials can enhance their mechanical and thermal properties, with reducing the amount of un-decomposable wastes and pollutants. In this paper, the mechanical properties of silk-based epoxy composites formed by different controlled manufacturing parameters are elaborately studied.

  Info
Periodical
Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 326-328)
Edited by
Soon-Bok Lee and Yun-Jae Kim
Pages
457-460
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.326-328.457
Citation
H. Y. Cheung, A. K. T. Lau, "Mechanical Performance of Silk-Based Structural Composites", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 326-328, pp. 457-460, 2006
Online since
December 2006
Export
Price
$32.00
Share

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

In order to see related information, you need to Login.

Authors: Jin Kyung Lee, Young Chul Park, Joon Hyun Lee, Sang Ll Lee, Kwan Do Hur
Abstract:Tensile residual stress occurring due to the difference of coefficients of thermal expansion between fiber and matrix is one of the serious...
1379
Authors: Xiao Bin Song, Hong Yong Tang, Wei Ping Zhang, Xiang Lin Gu
Abstract:This paper presents the results of an experimental study on the compressive stress-strain relationship of wood confined with fiber composite...
1207
Authors: Guo Ning Liu, Hua Dong Zhao, Yan Min Li, Qiang Zhu, Yun Hai Du, Ming Hao Zhao
Chapter 14: Novel Constructional Materials and Functional Materials
Abstract:Composite, with both sides deposited by pure aluminum (Al) thin films to improve its anti-corrosion properties, is designed and fabricated in...
4038
Authors: Shuang Shuang Sun, Xian Ce Jiang, Yong Sheng Ren
Chapter 05: Composite Materials
Abstract:The damping properties of glass and carbon fiber reinforced composites with epoxy and unsaturated polyester resin matrices were studied...
393
Authors: Dzaraini Kamarun, Khadijah Omar, Farida Zuraina Yusof
Abstract:Natural silk and silk-like synthetic fibres share common external features and ‘hand’ characteristics which cause confusion to end users....
123