Hybrid Natural Fiber Composites

Hybrid Natural Fiber Composites

Material Formulations, Processing, Characterization, Properties, and Engineering Applications

1st Edition - January 21, 2021

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  • Editors: Anish Khan, Sanjay M.R., Suchart Siengchin, Mohammad Jawaid, Abdullah Asiri
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128203866
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199008

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Research on natural fiber composites is an emerging area in the field of polymer science with tremendous growth potential for commercialization. Hybrid Natural Fiber Composites: Material Formulations, Processing, Characterization, Properties, and Engineering Applications provides updated information on all the important classes of natural fibers and their composites that can be used for a broad range of engineering applications. Leading researchers from industry, academia, government, and private research institutions from across the globe have contributed to this highly application-oriented book. The chapters showcase cutting-edge research discussing the current status, key trends, future directions, and opportunities. Focusing on the current state of the art, the authors aim to demonstrate the future potential of these materials in a broad range of demanding engineering applications. This book will act as a one-stop reference resource for academic and industrial researchers working in R&D departments involved in designing composite materials for semi structural engineering applications.

Key Features

  • Presents comprehensive information on the properties of hybrid natural fiber composites that demonstrate their ability to improve the hydrophobic nature of natural fiber composites
  • Reviews recent developments in the research and development of hybrid natural fiber composites in various engineering applications
  • Focuses on modern technologies and illustrates how hybrid natural fiber composites can be used as alternatives in structural components subjected to severe conditions


Academic and industrial researchers working in R&D departments of companies involved in designing composite materials for semi-structural applications and postgraduate students working in composites and natural fiber composites

Table of Contents

  • 1. Failure Mechanisms of Fiber Composites
    2. Mechanical Behaviors of Aluminum Filler and Jute Fiber Mat Reinforced Epoxy Hybrid Composites
    3. Hybrid Natural Fibre Composites in Civil Engineering Applications
    4. Recent Advancement in Thermal Properties and Behaviour of Modified Natural Fiber Composites
    5. Recent Research and Developments in Hybrid Natural Fiber Composites
    6. Recent Advances in Fabrication of Hybrid Natural Fiber Composites
    7. Tribological Behaviour of Hybrid Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Composite
    8. Synergistic Effect of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite
    9. Behaviour of Some Natural Fiber Composite
    10. A Review on The Factors Influencing Natural Fiber Composite Materials
    11. Mechanical Property Evaluation of Basalt/Glass Fiber Hybrid Composite
    12. Electrospun Bio-polymer-based Hybrid Composites
    13. Bio-polymer-derived Carbonaceous Composites and Their Potential Applications
    14. Synergetic Effect of Natural Fiber
    15. Hybrid Natural Fiber Composites for Engineering Applications
    16. Material Selection for Hybrid Natural Fiber Laminated Composites in Vibration Using Stochastic Optimization Methods
    17. Mechanical Properties of Natural and Synthetic Fibers Reinforced Hybrid Composites

Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: January 21, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128203866
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199008

About the Editors

Anish Khan

Dr. Anish Khan is Currently working as Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materais Research (CEAMR), Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Ph.D. from Aligarh Muslim University, India from 2010. Research experience of working in the field of synthetic polymers, organic-inorganic electrically conducting nano-composites. Complete Postdoctoral from School of Chemical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia (USM) electroanalytical chemistry in 2010-2011. Research and teaching experiance, more than 100 research papers published in reffered international journal. More then 20 international conferences/ workshop and 3 books published 6 in Progress and 12 Book chapters. Around 20 research project completed. Manageriel Editor of Chemical and Environmental Research (CER) Journal, Member of American Nano Society, Field of specialization is polymer nano composite/cation-exchanger/chemical sensor/microbiosensor/nanotechnology, application of nano materials in electroanalytical chemistry, material chemistry, ion-exchange chromatography and electro-analytical chemistry, dealing with the synthesis, characterization (using different analytical techniques) and derivatization of inorganic ion-exchanger by the incorporation of electrically conducting polymers. Preparation and characterization of hybrid nano composite materials and their applications, Polymeric inorganic cation –exchange materials, Electrically conducting polymeric, materials, Composite material use as Sensors, Green chemistry by remediation of pollution, Heavy metal ion selective membrane electrode, Biosensor on neurotransmitter.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Sanjay M.R.

Dr. Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa is a Senior Research Scientist at King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok in Bangkok, Thailand. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers and a Life Member of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) (India). He serves on the review boards of over 85 international journals, has presented research papers at national and international conferences, and has published over 140 articles in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals, 40 book chapters, 1 book, and 15 books as an Editor. Natural fiber composites, polymer composites, and advanced material technology are among his current research interests.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scientist, Natural Composites Research Group Lab., King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

Suchart Siengchin

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Suchart Siengchin is President of King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He received his Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Giessen/Friedberg, Hessen, Germany, M.Sc. in Polymer Technology from University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, M.Sc. in Material Science at the Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Bayern, Germany, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany and Postdoctoral Research from Kaiserslautern University and School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, USA. He worked as a Lecturer for Production and Material Engineering Department at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB. He has been full Professor at KMUTNB and became the President of KMUTNB. He won the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2010, 2012 and 2013 at KMUTNB. He is an author of more than 150 peer reviewed journal articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, King Mongkut's University of Technology, North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand

Mohammad Jawaid

Dr. Mohammad Jawaid is currently working as High Flyer Fellow (Professor) at Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, and also has been Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since June 2013. He has more than 16 years of experience in teaching, research, and industries. His area of research interests includes hybrid composites, lignocellulosic reinforced/filled polymer composites, advance materials: graphene/nanoclay/fire retardant, modification and treatment of lignocellulosic fibers and solid wood, biopolymers and biopolymers for packaging applications, nanocomposites and nanocellulose fibers, and polymer blends.

Affiliations and Expertise

High Flyer Fellow (Professor), Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Abdullah Asiri

Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri is the Head of the Chemistry Department at King Abdulaziz University since October 2009 and he is the founder and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR) since 2010 till date. He is the Professor of Organic Photochemistry. His research interest covers color chemistry, synthesis of novel photochromic and thermochromic systems, synthesis of novel coloring matters and dyeing of textiles, materials chemistry, nanochemistry and nanotechnology, polymers and plastics. A major achievement of Prof. Asiri is the discovery of tribochromic compounds, a class of compounds which change from slightly or colorless to deep colored when subjected to small pressure or when grind. This discovery was introduced to the scientific community as a new terminology published by IUPAC in 2000. This discovery was awarded a patent from European Patent office and from UK patent. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of various journals of international repute. He is the Vice- President of Saudi Chemical Society (Western Province Branch). He holds four USA patents, more than 800 Publications in international journals, seven book chapters, and ten books

Affiliations and Expertise

Chemistry Department, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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