Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites


Publishing date
01 Mar 2022
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
12 Nov 2021

Lead Editor

1K Ramakrishnan College of Engineering (KRCE), Trichy, India

2Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, India

3National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India

4Curtin University, Bentley, Australia

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Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites

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More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Manufacturing industries are looking for the new materials everyday due to the rapid development in the technology and the need for excellent mechanical, thermal, wear and physical properties with low cost. Recently, composite materials have been used widely everywhere because of their exceptional characteristics and easiness in manufacturing. Since composite materials consist of a combination of two or more materials, they perform better than matrix materials. Commonly, composites are classified into three types: metal matrix composites, polymer matrix composites and ceramic matrix composites. Among all the composites, polymer-based composites are most attractive due to their low weight, ease in fabrication and cost effectiveness. The other reason being that the properties of polymers are altered by using various fibers and fillers to produce materials with extraordinary properties. Polymer composites can be classified based on the type of polymers used such as thermoplastic (Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Polystyrene, Polycarbonates, Polyvinyl chloride) and thermoset (Polyesters, Epoxy and Polyurethanes) based composites. Polymer matrix composites are divided into two types which are particle reinforced, and fiber reinforced. Again, fiber reinforced composites are classified into two types such as continuous fiber and discontinuous fiber reinforced composites.

Now, the development of environment friendly materials is much needed due to environmental consciousness and public attention. While considering environmentally friendly materials, natural fiber reinforced polymer composite materials are a good candidate which have good properties and are currently widely employed in many applications. A variety of natural fibers are available to use as reinforcement materials for the development of natural fiber reinforced composites. Plants, animals, and minerals are important sources for the natural fibers which can be treated chemically before being used as a reinforcement to improve the mechanical properties and bonding of reinforcement and matrix of the composites. Alternatively, hybrid polymer matrix composites have been introduced where two types of fibers are reinforced to improve the properties.

This Special Issue welcomes original research and review articles which focus of natural fiber reinforced polymer composites which can be widely used in many applications such as automobile, construction, aerospace and biomedical industries.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Natural fiber composites
  • Bio based polymer composites synthesis methods and mechanical properties
  • Microstructure machining behaviour
  • Thermal properties, viscoelastic behaviour, tribology properties
  • Natural-fiber composites in the automotive sector
  • Polymer composites with functionalised natural fibers
  • Multifunctional composites
  • Fiber treatment
  • Degradation of the natural fibers
  • Reinforced polymers

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 2158210
  • - Research Article

Artificial Neural Network Modeling of Abrasion Loss and Surface Roughness of Crab Carapace Impregnated Coir Vinyl Ester Composites

S. Rajamuneeswaran | S. Jayabal | ... | Ramaswamy Krishnaraj
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 6123160
  • - Research Article

Experimental study on removal of phenol formaldehyde resin coating from the abrasive disc and preparation of abrasive disc for polishing application

P. Sabarinathan | V. E. Annamalai | ... | Wubishet Degife Mammo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 3533143
  • - Research Article

Effect of Moisture Content on Mechanical Properties of AAM Natural Fiber-Reinforced Isophthalic Polyester Composites

T. Ramakrishnan | S. Senthil Kumar | ... | Baru Debtera
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 9222003
  • - Research Article

The Wound Healing Effect of Nanoclay, Collagen, and Tadalafil in Diabetic Rats: An In Vivo Study

Allahyar Noori Ordeghan | Danial Khayatan | ... | Hamid Tebyaniyan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 3499645
  • - Research Article

Comparative Study of the Mechanical and Water Absorption Behaviour of Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites with Different Epoxies as Matrix for Biomedical Applications

R. Raghavendra Rao | S. Pradeep | ... | B. Saleh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6078155
  • - Research Article

Fabrication and Experimental Analysis of Treated Snake Grass Fiber Reinforced with Polyester Composite

I. Jenish | A. Felix Sahayaraj | ... | Velu Manikandan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5835867
  • - Research Article

Comparative Study of Mechanical Properties and Thermal Stability on Banyan/Ramie Fiber-Reinforced Hybrid Polymer Composite

T. Raja | S. Ravi | ... | S. Prasath
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 2905150
  • - Research Article

Natural Jute Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composite System for Posttensioned Beam Strengthening in Flexure

D. P. Archana | H. N. Jagannatha Reddy | ... | Basavaraju Paruti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6907631
  • - Research Article

Studies on Mechanical Properties of Kevlar/Napier Grass Fibers Reinforced with Polymer Matrix Hybrid Composite

R. Ganesamoorthy | R. Meenakshi Reddy | ... | I. Jenish
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6030096
  • - Research Article

Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Vinyl Ester Hybrid Composites with Carbon Black and Glass Reinforcement

Geetanjali S. Guggari | S. Shivakumar | ... | B. Saleh
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