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dc.contributor.authorPatel, H.
dc.contributor.authorRen, Guogang
dc.contributor.authorHogg, P.J.
dc.contributor.authorPeijs, T.
dc.identifier.citationPatel , H , Ren , G , Hogg , P J & Peijs , T 2015 , ' Hemp fibre as alternative to glass fibre in sheet moulding compound. Part 2 : impact properties ' , Plastics, Rubber and Composites , vol. 44 , no. 7 , pp. 291-298 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 9538127
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 8a7cc986-8743-46dd-ab4c-65c1c458181c
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84947263927
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-8865-1526/work/32373242
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the results of falling weight impact tests on natural fibre reinforced polyester composites fabricated using a conventional sheet moulding compound (SMC) process. The influence of hemp fibre and CaCO3 filler content on the penetration energy of hemp fibre reinforced sheet moulding compound (H-SMC) is reported and compared with glass fibre reinforced sheet moulding compound (G-SMC). To evaluate the influence of fibre/matrix interfacial adhesion on the impact behaviour of these H-SMCs, the hemp fibres were treated with alkaline and silane treatments, as well as a combination of these treatments. A simple mechanistic model is proposed for these natural fibre composites and is used to obtain more insight into the impact behaviour of the composites as well as to provide guidelines to compare the experimental data with theory.en
dc.relation.ispartofPlastics, Rubber and Composites
dc.subjectGlass fibre
dc.subjectImpact behaviour
dc.subjectMoulding compound
dc.subjectNatural fibre
dc.subjectThermoset resin
dc.subjectPolymers and Plastics
dc.subjectMaterials Chemistry
dc.subjectChemical Engineering(all)
dc.subjectCeramics and Composites
dc.titleHemp fibre as alternative to glass fibre in sheet moulding compound. Part 2 : impact propertiesen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Engineering and Technology
dc.contributor.institutionScience & Technology Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Engineering Research
dc.contributor.institutionMaterials and Structures
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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