Regenerated Cellulose Reinforced Plastics

  • S. J. Eichhorn
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Abstract

Natural and regenerated cellulosic fiber reinforced composites a have lower fracture toughness than conventional glass fiber reinforced composites. The mechanisms by which defects are caused in the materials were elucidated, and Raman spectroscopy was found to be especially useful in determining the stresses and strains within a fiber embedded in a matrix. Finally, the use of regenerated cellulose, hybrid composites and biomimetics was found to be promising.

Keywords

Biomass Fatigue Starch Anisotropy Epoxy 

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  • S. J. Eichhorn
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  1. 1.Manchester Materials Science CentreUMIST/University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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