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Impact and flexural properties of flax fabrics and lyocell fiber reinforced bio-based thermoset for automotive and structural applications
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Fibre and Polymer Technology.
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2012 (English)In: ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM , 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A bio-based thermoset resin was reinforced with flax fabrics and Lyocell fiber. The effect of different weave architecture was studied with four flax fabrics with different architecture: plain, twill (two different types) and dobby. The effect of the outer ply thickness was studied and characterized with flexural and impact testing. Composites manufactured with plain weave reinforcement had the best mechanical properties. The tensile strength, tensile modulus, flexural strength, flexural modulus and impact strength was 280 MPa, 32 GPa, 250 MPa, 25 GPa and 75 kJ/m2 respectively.

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European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM , 2012.
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Bio-based resin, Flax fiber, Lyocell fiber, Water absorption
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Materials Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-165137ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84903977513ISBN: 9788888785332OAI: diva2:807484
15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice, ECCM 2012, 24 June 2012 through 28 June 2012, Venice, Italy

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Available from: 2015-04-23 Created: 2015-04-23 Last updated: 2015-04-23Bibliographically approved

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