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A novel process to improve yield and mechanical performance of bamboo fiber reinforced composite via mechanical treatments

Articles

Journal/Conference:

COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING

Language:

English

Author:

Huang Xianai

Experts:

Yu Yanglun; Yu Wenji

Year:

2014

Volume:

56

Pages:

48-53

Keywords:

Polymer-matrix composites (PMCs); Fibers; Mechanical properties; Microstructures

The aims of the present study are to produce bamboo fiber reinforced composite (BFRC) with high yield and to investigate the mechanical properties of BFRC comparing with those of commercial bamboo scrimher (BS) and laminated bamboo lumber (LBL). A novel process was developed for production of BFRC using oriented bamboo fiber mat (OBFM) made by a pilot machine. The yield and the mechanical properties of BFRC were investigated and analyzed in comparing with those of raw bamboo and other bamboo-based composites. The results show that the novel process produces 92.54% yield of OBFM due to without any chemical and special removing of inner and outer layer of bamboo during processing. In addition, all the mechanical properties and the variability of BFRC were significantly enhanced comparing with those of raw bamboo and other bamboo-based composites. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.