A Review on the Mechanical and Physical Properties of Natural Fiber Composites
Research on the use of natural fibers as replacement to man-made fibre in fiber reinforced composites have received more interest and opened up further industrial possibilities. Natural fibre presents many advantages compared to synthetic fibers which make them attractive as reinforcements in composite material. They come from abundant and renewable resources, which ensures a continuous fibre supply and a significant material cost saving to the plastics, automotive and packaging industries. The paper reviews the previous and current research works published in the field of natural fiber reinforced composite material with special reference in mechanical properties of the natural fiber reinforced composite.
M. Zaleha et al., "A Review on the Mechanical and Physical Properties of Natural Fiber Composites", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 276-281, 2012