Mechanical and Physical Properties of Recycled Cellulose Fibre-Reinforced Epoxy Eco-Composites

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Epoxy composites reinforced with recycled cellulose fibre (RCF) have been synthesized and characterized. The reinforcement by RCF has resulted in a significant increase in the strain at break, fracture toughness and impact toughness but moderate increase in flexural strength and flexural modulus. The effect of seawater soaking on the flexural and impact properties has also been investigated. The micromechanisms of toughening and crack-tip failure processes are identified and discussed in the light of observed microstructures from in-situ and ex-situ fracture.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 41-42)

Edited by:

Xiaozhi Hu, Brent Fillery, Tarek Qasim and Kai Duan

Pages:

317-322

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.41-42.317

Citation:

J. Sommers et al., "Mechanical and Physical Properties of Recycled Cellulose Fibre-Reinforced Epoxy Eco-Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 41-42, pp. 317-322, 2008

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April 2008

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