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Abstract

The use of rules-of-mixture to predict the elastic modulus and strength of natural fibre-reinforced composites is often compromised by the fibre properties used in the calculations being derived with an assumption of circular cross-section, when real fibres have polygonal cross-section. A fibre area correction factor (FACF) has been proposed to address this inaccuracy and has been demonstrated to improve the predictions.

DOI

10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.10.021

Publication Date

2018-10-08

Publication Title

Composites Part B: Engineering

Volume

160

First Page

167

Last Page

169

ISSN

1359-8368

Embargo Period

2019-10-09

Organisational Unit

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Keywords

natural fibre, rules-of-mixture, fibre area correction factor

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