Strength Evaluation of Green Composite with Variation in Cross-Sectional Area of Plant-Based Natural Fibers

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Nowadays, natural fiber-reinforced green composites are increasingly being used in the industrial field. The strength of natural fibers is often evaluated on the assumption that the fibers’ cross-sectional shape is circle, but this is rather observed as an ellipse. In the present study, therefore, we propose a new method to calculate the cross-sectional area of natural fibers by measuring their projection widths. In addition, we propose a strength distribution function with taking account of variation in cross-sectional area, based on Weibull distribution, and discuss the validity of the proposed distribution function.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 79-82)

Edited by:

Yansheng Yin and Xin Wang

Pages:

235-238

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.79-82.235

Citation:

Y. Terasaki et al., "Strength Evaluation of Green Composite with Variation in Cross-Sectional Area of Plant-Based Natural Fibers", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 79-82, pp. 235-238, 2009

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August 2009

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