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|Title:||Fabrication and properties of recycled cellulose fibre-reinforced epoxy composites.|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Citation:||Low, I. M., Somers, J., Kho, H. S., Davies, I. J., & Latella, B. A. (2012). Fabrication and properties of recycled cellulose fibre-reinforced epoxy composites. Composite Interfaces, 16(7-9), 659-669. doi:10.1163/092764409X12477417562210|
|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. © 2020 Informa UK Limited|
|Gov't Doc #:||1599|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal Articles|
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