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Determination of corn stalk fibers’ strength through modeling of the mechanical properties of its composites

Worldwide cultivation of corn is expanding, due in part to the increasing production of bioethanol. In consequence, huge amounts of corn stalks residues are been produced. Instead of incineration, we transformed the corn stalks into a semichemical pulp and successfully applied it as reinforcement in polypropylene composites. PP composites reinforced with 40% wt corn stalk single fibers were prepared, and their mechanical properties were evaluated. Through mechanical properties modeling of the composites, the intrinsic tensile strength of the cellulosic fibers that constitute the corn stalk have been determined

North Carolina State University

Author: Rodríguez, Manuel
Rodríguez, Alejandro
Bayer Resplandis, Jordi
Vilaseca Morera, Fabiola
Gironès i Molera, Jordi
Mutjé Pujol, Pere
Date: 2018 June 5
Abstract: Worldwide cultivation of corn is expanding, due in part to the increasing production of bioethanol. In consequence, huge amounts of corn stalks residues are been produced. Instead of incineration, we transformed the corn stalks into a semichemical pulp and successfully applied it as reinforcement in polypropylene composites. PP composites reinforced with 40% wt corn stalk single fibers were prepared, and their mechanical properties were evaluated. Through mechanical properties modeling of the composites, the intrinsic tensile strength of the cellulosic fibers that constitute the corn stalk have been determined
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/2072/320282
Language: eng
Publisher: North Carolina State University
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Subject: Resistència de materials
Strength of materials
Polipropilè
Polypropylene
Blat de moro -- Propietats mecàniques
Corn -- Mechanical properties
Compostos termoplàstics
Thermoplastic composites
Title: Determination of corn stalk fibers’ strength through modeling of the mechanical properties of its composites
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Repository: Recercat

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