Effect of water immersion ageing on the mechanical properties of flax and jute fibre biocomposites evaluated by nanoindentation and flexural testing

Hom Dhakal, Zhongyi Zhang, Nick Bennett, A. Arraiza, F. J. Vallejo

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    Abstract

    Bast fibres like jute and flax have been studied as reinforcements in green composites. One of the important properties needs to be well understood is water immersion ageing and its effects on mechanical and nanomechanical properties. This is one of the first studies undertaken which demonstrates effective way of investigating the effect of water absorption on the properties. The effect of jute and flax reinforcement on thermal properties and comparison of experimental results with numerical modeling is targeted as our future investigation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1399-1406
    JournalJournal of Composite Materials
    Volume48
    Issue number11
    Early online date25 Mar 2013
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2014

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