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dc.contributor.authorSawpan, Moyeenuddin Ahmad
dc.contributor.authorPickering, Kim L.
dc.contributor.authorFernyhough, Alan
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-05T21:53:20Z
dc.date.available2012-03-05T21:53:20Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationSawpan, M.A., Pickering, K.L. & Fernyhough, A. (2011). Flexural properties of hemp fibre reinforced polylactide and unsaturated polyester composites. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 43(3), 519-526.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6086
dc.description.abstractIn this work, flexural strength and flexural modulus of chemically treated random short and aligned long hemp fibre reinforced polylactide and unsaturated polyester composites were investigated over a range of fibre content (0–50 wt%). Flexural strength of the composites was found to decrease with increased fibre content; however, flexural modulus increased with increased fibre content. The reason for this decrease in flexural strength was found to be due to fibre defects (i.e. kinks) which could induce stress concentration points in the composites during flexural test, accordingly flexural strength decreased. Alkali and silane fibre treatments were found to improve flexural strength and flexural modulus which could be due to enhanced fibre/matrix adhesion.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359835X11003927en_NZ
dc.subjectPolymer–matrix composites (PMCs)en_NZ
dc.subjectdefectsen_NZ
dc.subjectmechanical propertiesen_NZ
dc.subjectsurface treatmentsen_NZ
dc.titleFlexural properties of hemp fibre reinforced polylactide and unsaturated polyester compositesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.compositesa.2011.11.021en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfCOMPOSITES PART A-APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURINGen_NZ
pubs.begin-page519en_NZ
pubs.elements-id36838
pubs.end-page526en_NZ
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.volume43en_NZ


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