Title: Mechanical properties of flax fibre reinforced epoxy composites
Authors: George, J ×
Ivens, Jan
Verpoest, Ignace #
Issue Date: Dec-1999
Publisher: Hüthig & Wepf Verlag
Series Title: Die Angewandte Makromolekulare Chemie vol:272 pages:41-45
Abstract: Flax fibre reinforced epoxy composites were prepared by autoclave moulding technique. Influence of various fibre parameters such as lignin content, pectin content and degree of polymerisation on the composite properties was investigated. Fibre surface modifications such as alkali treatment, silane treatment and isocyanate treatment were done to improve the fibre-matrix interactions. The modified fibre surface was characterised by scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry measurements. It was found that treatment of fibre has significant influence on the mechanical properties of the composites. Morphological studies of the fracture surfaces were carried out using scanning electron microscopy.
ISSN: 0003-3146
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Materials Engineering - miscellaneous
Mechanical Metallurgy Section (-)
Structural Composites and Alloys, Integrity and Nondestructive Testing
Technologiecluster Materialentechnologie
Materials Technology TC, Technology Campus De Nayer Sint-Katelijne-Waver
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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