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International Journal of Polymer Science
Volume 2015, Article ID 840823, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/840823
Research Article

Improving Mechanical Properties of Thermoset Biocomposites by Fiber Coating or Organic Oil Addition

1Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
3Research Support Instruments, 4325-B Forbes Boulevard, Lanham, MD 20706, USA

Received 22 February 2015; Revised 21 April 2015; Accepted 21 April 2015

Academic Editor: Cornelia Vasile

Copyright © 2015 Truc T. Ngo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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