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|Title: ||Fabrication and properties of recycled cellulose fibre-reinforced epoxy composites.|
|Authors: ||Low, IM|
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Publisher: ||Brill Academic Publishers|
|Citation: ||Low, I. M., Somers, J., Kho, H. S., Davies, I. J., & Latella, B. A. (2009). Fabrication and properties of recycled cellulose fibre-reinforced epoxy composites. Composite Interfaces, 16(7-9), 659-669.|
|Abstract: ||Epoxy matrix composites reinforced with recycled cellulose fibre (RCF) were fabricated and characterized with respect to their flexural and impact properties. Reinforcement of the epoxy by RCF resulted in a significant increase in the strain at failure, fracture toughness and impact toughness but only a moderate increase in flexural strength and flexural modulus. The effect of accelerated exposure to seawater on the flexural and impact properties was also investigated. The salient toughening mechanisms and crack-tip failure processes were identified and discussed in light of observed microstructures, in particular the orientation of RCF sheets to the applied load. © 2009, Brill Academic Publishers|
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