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TitleDevelopment and mechanical characterization of bio-composites for application in light-weight construction
Author(s)Alves, André Emanuel Lages
Velosa, J. C.
Patinha, S.
Rana, S.
Fangueiro, Raúl
KeywordsBio-composites
Issue dateJun-2013
Abstract(s)The present study reports the development of bio-composites for applications in light-weight construction and their mechanical characterization. Bio-composites were developed though impregnation of non-woven fabrics made of natural plant fibres (jute, flax, etc.) with a bioepoxy resin though vacuum infusion technique. The developed composites were characterized for mechanical properties such as tensile, flexural and impact behaviour and their performance was compared with that of plaster board which is a conventional material used in construction. According to the experimental results, the developed bio-composites exhibited much better mechanical performance as compared to plaster board at much lower weight and thickness and therefore, these materials can be advantageously used in construction applications due to good mechanical performance and environmental benefits.
TypeConference paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/27184
Peer-Reviewedyes
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