Tensile Properties of Natural and Natural/Synthetic Hybrid Fiber Woven Fabric Composites
The development of polymer composites containing natural fibers as a sustainable alternative material for certain engineering applications, particularly aerospace and automotive applications, is a popular area of research. In this study, the mechanical properties of flax, jute and jute/carbon woven fabric composites were investigated and compared with those of 3K carbon woven fabric composites. The results of this study demonstrate the utility of natural fibers in composite applications. Furthermore, it is observed that the mechanical properties of natural fibres are significantly affected by changes in temperature. Experimental results prove that the mechanical properties of natural fiber composites are significantly lower than those of carbon fiber composites, but the hybridization of carbon and jute fibers can result in a composite material with enhanced mechanical properties.
Authors: Mehmet Karahan and Nevin Karahan
Conference: SAMPE Europe Conference 2016