Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 21, Issue 12, pp 4162–4168

An empirical evaluation of structure-property relationships in natural fibres and their fracture behaviour

  • P. S. Mukherjee
  • K. G. Satyanarayana


An attempt is made in this paper to arrive at an empirical relationship between the structure and properties of lignocellulosic fibres through computer analysis. Significant regression equations for ultimate tensile strength (UTS) and percentage elongation of these fibres with structural parameters such as chemical composition, microfibril angle etc., have been arrived at using best fit. The results clearly indicate a narrowing down of the deviations between the observed and derived values of mechanical parameters reported earlier. This is attributed to (a) consideration of several structural parameters in the regression equation and (b) the analysis being free from any assumptions. Finally the fracture modes observed in these fibres have been classified and this is explained in terms of structure-property relationships.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. S. Mukherjee
    • 1
  • K. G. Satyanarayana
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials DivisionRegional Research Labroatory (CSIR)Trivandrum-695019, KeralaIndia

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