Green Composites for Automotive Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081021774

Green Composites for Automotive Applications

1st Edition

Editors: Georgios Koronis Arlindo Silva
Paperback ISBN: 9780081021774
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 650
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to ‘Green Composites’ in the Automotive Industry

Part 1: Processing and Characterization of Green Composites
2. Industrial manufacturing processes for natural fiber composites,
3. Surface modification of natural cellulose fiber polymer composites
4. Mechanical processes and modification of nanofibril reinforced green composites
5. Recent developments in natural fiber reinforced composites and bio-based polymeric blends

Part 2: Applications of Green Composites in the Automotive Industry: Thermoset and Thermoplastic materials
6. Green thermoset reinforced biocomposites
7. Biodegradable polymer blends
8. Natural fiber-reinforced composite parts: predictive modelling and experimental techniques
9. Empirical modeling and neural networks for Modeling the Mechanical Properties of Biopolymers
10. Flammability performance of thermoset bio-composites

Part 3: Applications of Green Composites in the Automotive Industry: Nanocomposite and Nanomaterials
11. Recent advances in clay polymer, organo clays and rubber blend for nanocomposites
12. Production and modification of nanofibrillated cellulose composites: potential applications
13. Green nanocomposites from plant-derived nano-fibers and fillers
14. Nanomaterials tailored for automotive applications

Part 4: Applications of Green Composites in the Automotive Industry: Sandwich and Polymer Bio-foams
15. Plant oils and fats as chemicals for polyurethane applications
16. Sandwich boards made of natural fiber-reinforced bio-foams and renewable resources: formulation and processing
17. Natural fiber-reinforced bio foams in non-structural applications: industrial applications and research studies
18. Wood fibers as reinforcements in natural fiber in automotive composites

Part 5: Life Cycle Assessment and Risk Analysis
19. Eco-design for automotive components
20. Bio-based versus traditional polymer composites
21. Recycling process and issues of green composites / Recycled polymers in natural fiber-reinforced polymer composites 
22. Bio-Composites: Present Trends and Challenges for The Future


The aim of this new book is to present cutting-edge comprehensive reviews on the industrial applications of green composites. The book will provide an elaborative assessment of both academic and industrial research discussing eco-design, durability issues, environmental performance and future trends. Particular emphasis will be placed on processing and characterization of green composites, specific types of materials such as thermoset and thermoplastic, nanocomposites, sandwich and polymer biofoams, and life cycle and risk analysis.

Green Composites for Automotive Applications will be an essential reference resource for R&D specialists working in materials science, automotive, chemical, and environmental engineering, as well as R&D managers in industry, whether those developing new composite materials, or those investigating new areas of application in automotive parts.

Key Features

  • Contributions from leading experts in the field
  • Covers experimental, analytical and numerical analysis
  • Deals with most important automotive aspects
  • A special section dedicated to life cycle assessment


R&D specialists in automotive, chemical, environmental and materials science engineers. R&D managers in industry, whether those developing new composite materials, or those investigating new areas of application in automotive parts


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About the Editors

Georgios Koronis Editor

Dr. Georgios Koronis is a Post Doc Research Fellow in the International Design Centre of Singapore University of Technology and Design. His current research interests include predicting natural composite durability via nondestructive methods aiming on understanding in more depth the mechanical behavior of natural fiber reinforced composites using both experimental and analytical/numerical methods. He obtained his PhD under a research grant by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology on the Doctoral Program of Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Lisbon – Portugal. During that time, he evaluated and investigated in depth a series of green composite materials for automobile applications in order to replace conventional polymer composites. He has been an invited peer reviewer for a number of scientific journals in the area of advanced and natural based composite materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, International Design Centre, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Arlindo Silva Editor

Arlindo Silva is a tenured Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal, in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He received his Licenciatura in 1991 in Mechanical Engineering, his MSc in 1995 and PhD in 2001, both in Composite Materials at IST. He developed his research activities within the Institute of Science and Engineering of Materials and Surfaces.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal