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A review on physical, mechanical, thermal properties and chemical composition of plant fibers

Norliana, Bakar and Chin, Siew Choo and Siregar, J. P. and Ngien, S. K. (2020) A review on physical, mechanical, thermal properties and chemical composition of plant fibers. In: Energy Security and Chemical Engineering Congress, ESChE 2019, 17-19 July 2019 , Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia. pp. 1-8., 736 (5). ISSN 1757-8981 (Print); 1757-899X (Online)

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In recent years, research on natural fiber composites increased owing to their lightweight, easy availability and improved mechanical characteristics. Natural fiber is also an environmentally friendly material, which produces less pollutant during its production. Therefore, extensive research has been carried out on natural fibers as they constitute an interesting alternative to traditional synthetic fibers, especially for composite materials. This paper presents a comprehensive review on the physical, mechanical and thermal properties as well as chemical composition of natural fibers. Comparison between different natural fibers regarding the aforementioned properties and composition are presented and discussed. This review will provide a useful guide on the performance of natural fibers in natural fiber reinforced composites for other applications such as structural strengthening.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural fiber; Plant fiber; Fiber composition
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Centre of Excellence for Advanced Research in Fluid Flow
Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Faculty of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Su Kong Ngien
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2021 04:20
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2021 04:20
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