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Title: Hybrid composites
Authors: John, MJ
Anandjiwala, RD
Thomas, S
Keywords: Hybrid composites
Fibre properties
Polymers
Biofiber-synthetic fiber composite
Hybrid textile biocomposites
Issue Date: Apr-2009
Publisher: Old City Publishing
Citation: John, MJ, Anandjiwala, RD and Thomas, S. 2009. Hybrid composites. (Chapter 12), Natural fibre reinforced polymer composites: macro to nanoscale, pp 315-328
Abstract: The incorporation of several different types of fibres into a single matrix has led to the development of hybrid biocomposites. The behaviour of hybrid composites is a weighed sum of the individual components in which there is a more favourable balance between the inherent advantages and disadvantages. Also, using a hybrid composite that contains two or more types of fibre, the advantages of one type of fibre could complement with what are lacking in the other. As a consequence, a balance in cost and performance can be achieved through proper material design. The properties of a hybrid composite mainly depend upon the fibre content, length of individual fibres, orientation, extent of intermingling of fibres, fibre to matrix bonding and arrangement of both the fibres. The strength of the hybrid composite is also dependent on the failure strain of individual fibres. Maximum hybrid results are obtained when the fibres are highly strain compatible. This chapter focuses on the different types of hybrid composites. The judicious designing of hybrid composites results in a good balance of properties.
Description: Copyright: 2009 Old City Publishing
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3600
ISBN: 9782914610995
Appears in Collections:Fibres and textiles
General science, engineering & technology

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