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Fast and simple method for prediction of the micromechanical parameters and macromechanical properties of composite materials

The method described in the present work was assessed through the production of composite materials made of polypropylene reinforced with chemical thermomechanical pulp of hemp core fibers. Composite materials were obtained by extrusion and injection molding, and by the addition of a coupling agent to ensure a good interphase between fiber and matrix. In all cases, the composite materials were considered as semi-aligned reinforced. Tensile strength was selected as a representative parameter and was studied by the Kelly-Tyson model.1 Since the original Kelly-Tyson equation was formulated for fully aligned reinforced composite materials, the present work uses a modified one, where the orientation factor is included. The fiber length and diameter distribution were determined by the extraction of the fibers from the composite materials and analyzed in a MorFi equipment. The orientation factor was calculated taking into account the predicted tensile strength for fully aligned composites and the experimental value from the semi-aligned ones. The interfacial shear strength was estimated through Tresca and Von Mises criteria. The values obtained through the simulation were compared to the experimental ones, showing a good correlation between the mathematical model and the experimental part

© Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, 2016, vol. 50, núm. 3-4, p. 423-428

Editura Academiei Romane

Author: Delgado Aguilar, Marc
Julián Pérez, Fernando
Pèlach Serra, Maria Àngels
Espinach Orús, Xavier
Méndez González, José Alberto
Mutjé Pujol, Pere
Date: 2016
Abstract: The method described in the present work was assessed through the production of composite materials made of polypropylene reinforced with chemical thermomechanical pulp of hemp core fibers. Composite materials were obtained by extrusion and injection molding, and by the addition of a coupling agent to ensure a good interphase between fiber and matrix. In all cases, the composite materials were considered as semi-aligned reinforced. Tensile strength was selected as a representative parameter and was studied by the Kelly-Tyson model.1 Since the original Kelly-Tyson equation was formulated for fully aligned reinforced composite materials, the present work uses a modified one, where the orientation factor is included. The fiber length and diameter distribution were determined by the extraction of the fibers from the composite materials and analyzed in a MorFi equipment. The orientation factor was calculated taking into account the predicted tensile strength for fully aligned composites and the experimental value from the semi-aligned ones. The interfacial shear strength was estimated through Tresca and Von Mises criteria. The values obtained through the simulation were compared to the experimental ones, showing a good correlation between the mathematical model and the experimental part
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ISSN: 0576-9787
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/13944
Language: eng
Publisher: Editura Academiei Romane
Collection: MEC/PN 2007-2010/CTM2007-66793-C03-01/TECNO
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Is part of: © Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, 2016, vol. 50, núm. 3-4, p. 423-428
Rights: Tots els drets reservats. Reproduced by permission of Romanian Academy, the owner of the publishing rights
Subject: Materials compostos
Composite materials
Plàstics reforçats
Reinforced plastics
Fibres de polipropilè
Polypropylene fibers
Title: Fast and simple method for prediction of the micromechanical parameters and macromechanical properties of composite materials
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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