Interfaces in Particle and Fibre Reinforced Composites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081026656, 9780081027318

Interfaces in Particle and Fibre Reinforced Composites

1st Edition

Current Perspectives on Polymer, Ceramic, Metal and Extracellular Matrices

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Editors: Kheng Lim Goh Sabu Thomas Rangika Thilan De Silva Aswathi M.K.
Paperback ISBN: 9780081026656
eBook ISBN: 9780081027318
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 27th November 2019
Page Count: 582
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Kheng Lim Goh
2. A critical role of interphase properties and features on mechanical properties of poly(vinyl) alcohol (PVA) bionanocomposites: Nanoscaled characterisation and modelling
Yu Dong
3. Effect of Nanoclay Filler on Mechanical and Morphological Properties of Napier/ Epoxy Composites
Mohd Shukry bin Abdul Majid
4. A review on the interfacial characteristics of natural fibre reinforced polymer composites
King Jye Wong
5. Interfaces in Sugar palm Particles reinforced Composites
Mohammad Jawaid and Atiqah Afdzaluddin
6. Structured interfaces and their effect on composite performance: computational studies
MISHNAEVSKY Mishnaevsky Jr.
7. Characterization studies of polymer-based composites related to functionalized filler-matrix interface
Rajeswari A
8. Performance of 3D printed poly(lactic acid)/halloysite nanocomposites
pooria pasbakhsh
9. Role of ionic liquids in eliminating interfacial defects in mixed matrix membranes
Hilmi Mukhtar and Pg Mannan
10. Advancement in the flame retardancy of natural fibre reinforced composites with macro to nanoscale particulates additives
Kim Yeow Tshai and Ing Kong
11. Characterization studies of biopolymeric matrix and cellulose fibres based composites related to functionalized fibre-matrix interface
12. Filler matrix interfaces of inorganic/biopolymer composites and their applications
Sanjeewa Wijesinghe
13. Current review on the utilization of nanoparticles for ceramic matrix reinforcement
Prasanga Gayanath Mantilaka
14. Characterisation studies of ceramic-based composites related to functionalized filler-matrix interface
Samantha Prabath Ratnayake
15. Band-Gap Engineering using Metal-Semiconductor Interfaces for Energy Application
Kishore Debnath and Mukul Pradhan
16. Stress in the interfaces of metal matrix composites (MMCs) in thermal and tensile loading
Alokesh Pramanik and Animesh Basa
17. Interface tailoring and thermal conductivity enhancement in diamond particles reinforced metal matrix composites
Hailong Zhang
18. Particle reinforced nanocomposites, interfaces, strength and tribological properties depending on the reinforcement type
Anthony Xavior
19. Stress Induced at the Bone-Particle-Reinforced Nanocomposite Interface: A Finite Element Approach
Andy Choi
20. 'Interfacial Studies of Natural Fiber Reinforced Particulate Composites: Mechanical Properties and Morphological Studies
Deepak Verma and Kheng Lim Goh
21. Current understandings of interfacial stress transfer mechanisms in connective tissue
Kheng Lim Goh


Interfaces in Particle and Fibre-Reinforced Composites: From Macro- to Nanoscale addresses recent research findings on the particle-matrix interface at different length scales. The book's main focus is on the reinforcement of materials by particles that can result in a composite material of high stiffness and strength, but it also focuses on how the particle interacts with the (matrix) material, which may be a polymer, biological-based material, ceramic or conventional metal. The different types of particle reinforced composites are discussed, as is load transfer at the particle-matrix interface. Readers will learn how to select materials and about particle structure.

Significant progress has been made in applying these approaches, thus making this book a timely piece on recent research findings on the particle-matrix interface at different length scales.

Key Features

  • Features wide coverage, from polymer, to ceramics and metal-based particulate composites
  • Structured in a logical order to cover fundamental studies, computer simulations, experimental techniques and characterization


Academic and industrial researchers working in materials science and engineering, early career scientists and postgraduate students conducting research in composite materials


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About the Editors

Kheng Lim Goh Editor

Dr Kheng Lim Goh is based at Newcastle University Singapore, where he teaches mechanical engineering to undergraduates. His research aims to understand the physical properties of natural and synthetic materials and to use this knowledge to design composite materials for biomedical engineering applications. Dr Goh holds a B.Sc. (Physics), M.Sc. (Medical Physics) and a Ph.D. degree (Bioengineering). He is a member of the Institute of Physics (IOP) and Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He is a Chartered Physicist (CPhys) and Engineer (CEng). Dr Goh also publishes regularly in international refereed journals, mainly in the area of fibre composite materials

Affiliations and Expertise

Newcastle University, Singapore

Sabu Thomas Editor

Professor Thomas is currently Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University and the Founder Director and Professor of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Prof. Thomas is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Nanoscience, Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas’s ground-breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. In collaboration with India’s premier tyre company, Apollo Tyres, Professor Thomas’s group invented new high performance barrier rubber nanocomposite membranes for inner tubes and inner liners for tyres. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London FRSC, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, Nano Tech Medal, CRSI medal, Distinguished Faculty Award, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Scientific Excellence – 2016, Mahatma Gandhi University- Award for Outstanding Contribution –Nov. 2016, Lifetime Achievement Award of the Malaysian Polymer Group, Indian Nano Biologists award 2017and Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Recently, because of the outstanding contributions to the field of Nanoscience and Polymer Science and Engineering, Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa (DSc) Doctorate by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France and University of Lorraine, Nancy, France. Very recently, Prof. Thomas has been awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship to visit 20 Universities in the US and most productive faculty award in the domain Materials Sciences. Professor Thomas has published over 800 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 80 books published by different publishers. He is the inventor of 6 patents and has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has established a state of the art laboratory at Mahatma Gandhi University in the area of Polymer Science and Engineering and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology through external funding from DST, CSIR, TWAS, UGC, DBT, DRDO, AICTE, ISRO, DIT, TWAS, KSCSTE, BRNS, UGC-DAE, Du Pont, USA, General Cables, USA, Surface Treat Czech Republic, MRF Tyres and Apollo Tyres.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills P.O, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Rangika Thilan De Silva Editor

Dr Rangika Thilan De Silva is a research scientist, postdoctoral fellow, at Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC). He graduated from Monash University with a first degree in Mechanical Engineering and subsequently went on to do a PhD in materials design and processing. He received his PhD in 2015 from Monash University. His research focuses on experimental and numerical modelling of reinforced polymer nanocomposites. Rangika's expertise lies in the fabrication of multi-functional biopolymeric films for packaging applications, self-healing composites for high-performance automobile/aerospace applications, fabrication of mechanically robust nano-fibrous scaffolds as substitutes for artificial tissues and the development of nano-porous membranes for filtration applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scientist, Postdoctoral Fellow, Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC)

Aswathi M.K. Editor

Aswathi M.K. is a Research Scholar in the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scholar, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University