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Chapter Three – Hybrid natural fiber composites in civil engineering applications.

Publication Type : Book Chapter

Publisher : Hybrid Natural Fiber Composites, Woodhead Publishing

Source : Hybrid Natural Fiber Composites, Woodhead Publishing, p.41-72 (2021)

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ISBN : 9780128199008

Keywords : Concrete, Durability, Hybrid composites, Natural fibers, retrofitting, Wood plastic composites

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Chemical, Civil

Year : 2021

Abstract : This chapter is aimed to cover the recent developments in hybrid natural fiber composites used in civil engineering and construction. The replacement of synthetic fibers with natural fibers has been one of the most sought after research areas in the recent past. The attributes like the economy, low density with high specific strength and stiffness, biodegradability, renewability, and environment-friendly nature have made natural fibers a viable choice in the civil engineering sector. The application of natural fibers along with synthetic fibers in retrofitting of existing structures, strengthening of concrete and soil are reviewed in this article. The effect of fiber treatment and laying pattern, on the mechanical properties, durability, and weatherability of hybrid natural fiber composites are discussed in detail. The development of novel wood flour filled microfibrillar composites from waste plastics for building materials is also presented.

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Mini K. M., Dhanya Sathyan, and Dr. Jayanarayanan K., “Chapter Three - Hybrid natural fiber composites in civil engineering applications”, in Hybrid Natural Fiber Composites, A. Khan, Rangappa, S. Mavinkere, Siengchin, S., Jawaid, M., and Asiri, A. M., Eds. Woodhead Publishing, 2021, pp. 41-72.

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