Structure property studies of fibres from various parts of the coconut tree
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Fibres from different structural parts of the coconut palm tree (Cocos nucifera, linn.) have been examined for properties such as size, density, electrical resistivity, ultimate tensile strength, initial modulus and percentage elongation. The stress-strain diagrams, fracture mode, microfibrillar angle as well as cellulose and lignin contents of these fibres have been determined. The observed properties have been related to the internal structure and chemical composition of the fibres. Some potential uses of these fibres have been listed.
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