Natural fiber composites: Materials, processes and properties

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This book introduces and explores the structure, properties, processing, and applications of natural fibre reinforcements, including those made from wood and cellulosic fibres. It highlights and interprets the testing and properties of natural fibre composites, including non-destructive and high strain rate testing. It also examines the performance of natural fibre composites under dynamic loading, the response of natural fibre composites to impact damage, and the response of natural fibre composites in a marine environment. This is a technical guide for professionals requiring an understanding of natural fibre composite materials. It offers reviews, applications and evaluations of the subject for researchers and engineers.

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Key Features

  • Introduces and explores the structure, properties, processing, and applications of natural fibre reinforcements, including those made from wood and cellulosic fibres
  • Highlights and interprets the testing and properties of natural fibre composites, including non-destructive and high strain rate testing
  • Examines performance of natural fibre composites under dynamic loading, the response of natural fibre composites to impact damage, and the response of natural fibre composites in a marine environment

Readership

A technical guide for professionals requiring understanding of natural fibre composite materials. It offers review, application and evaluation of the subject for researchers and engineers.

Other information

Release Date:  31 Jan 2014
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Print Book ISBN : 9780857095244
Pages: 416

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