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Modelling the different mechanical response and increased stresses exhibited by structures made from natural fibre composites

Modelling the different mechanical response and increased stresses exhibited by structures made from natural fibre composites
Modelling the different mechanical response and increased stresses exhibited by structures made from natural fibre composites
Natural fibres exhibit improved sustainability and similar mechanical properties to E-glass. However, for laminates there is a larger difference in properties and limited assessments of structural components. An analytical method for grillages is developed which is generally shown to predict the stress to within 5% of an FEA model. The simulations demonstrate a change in structural response between flax and carbon, with flax demonstrating higher stresses than expected for the lower Young’s modulus for the same topology. Flax is shown to be more sensitive to transverse Young’s modulus than standard composites and a better characterisation of this property is required.
Flax fibre, Carbon fibre, Analytical modeling, layered structures
0263-8223
402-410
Blanchard, Jeanne
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Mutlu, Ugur
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Sobey, Adam
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Blake, James
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Blanchard, Jeanne
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Mutlu, Ugur
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Sobey, Adam
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Blake, James
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Blanchard, Jeanne, Mutlu, Ugur, Sobey, Adam and Blake, James (2019) Modelling the different mechanical response and increased stresses exhibited by structures made from natural fibre composites. Composite Structures, 215, 402-410. (doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.02.042).

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Abstract

Natural fibres exhibit improved sustainability and similar mechanical properties to E-glass. However, for laminates there is a larger difference in properties and limited assessments of structural components. An analytical method for grillages is developed which is generally shown to predict the stress to within 5% of an FEA model. The simulations demonstrate a change in structural response between flax and carbon, with flax demonstrating higher stresses than expected for the lower Young’s modulus for the same topology. Flax is shown to be more sensitive to transverse Young’s modulus than standard composites and a better characterisation of this property is required.

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Accepted/In Press date: 9 February 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 11 February 2019
Published date: 1 May 2019
Keywords: Flax fibre, Carbon fibre, Analytical modeling, layered structures

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Local EPrints ID: 428834
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/428834
ISSN: 0263-8223
PURE UUID: 85cf241b-5142-41d4-abb9-5aed7e11edfb
ORCID for Adam Sobey: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6880-8338

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2019 17:30
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:52

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