Review of natural fiber composites

Mahesha, G T and Rao, Pakshit and Shenoy, Satish B and Kini, Vijaya M and Srinivas, G (2014) Review of natural fiber composites. In: International Conference on Environmant and Sustainable Trechnologies (ICEST-2014), 3 t0 5 January 2014, MIT Manipal.

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Depleting fossile fuels, urgent need to save the planet Earth from non-degradable materials land filled at the end of their life cycle and claiming the carbon credits by not adding to the atmospheric pollution are getting increasing attention by industries. One of the solutions for meeting the challenges is by going green, i e by adapting as many materials as possible are recyclable. Composites made by using appropriate natural fibers as reinforcements is a possibility that ensures such a reality as they can be well received in multiple disciplines of engineering. Therefore, from the collected data and various experimental results, it is concluded that natural fiber composites can successfully be adapted for non structural, indoor applications. Further the inherent deficiencies in the natural fibers can be overcome by subjecting them to morphological changes by various treatment methods. The overall objective of this paper is to provide a comprehensive overview of the mechanical property profiles of NFCs and to compare these properties to those achieved by composites based on synthetic fiber reinforcements.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural fibers, composites, treatments, matrix
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Aeronautical and Automobile
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2014 08:53
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2014 08:53

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