Interfaces in Particle and Fibre Reinforced Composites

Interfaces in Particle and Fibre Reinforced Composites

Current Perspectives on Polymer, Ceramic, Metal and Extracellular Matrices

1st Edition - November 27, 2019

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  • Editors: Kheng Lim Goh, Sabu Thomas, Rangika Thilan De Silva, Aswathi M.K.
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081026656
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081027318

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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

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
    S.M. @. SINON
    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 582
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2019
  • Published: November 27, 2019
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081026656
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081027318

About the Editors

Kheng Lim Goh

Prof Kheng-Lim Goh is the director of research at the Newcastle University of Singapore, and associate professor in mechanics of materials. He leads the Advanced Composite Research Group where the research is focused on the mechanics of composite materials, covering development (lightweight composite materials), damage studies and repair, sustainability (UN SDG, Net Zero), mechanical systems and structures underpinning composite materials, with applications from aerospace, to automotive, construction and biomedical industry. He has published 100+ research articles in several international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. As a Global Engagement Fellow presently he is working with his colleagues at University of Pittsburg, USA, on materials and sustainability.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Research and Associate Professor in Mechanics of Materials, Newcastle University of Singapore, Singapore

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is a renowned professor who is serving as the Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, a role which he has held since 1998. He was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University 2017-2018, Director of School of Chemical Science during 2010-2013, Hon. Director of International & Inter-University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2009-2015 and 2016-17. In 2015, Prof. Thomas received his first Docteur Honoris Causa from University of Souther Brittany in Lorient, France. In 2016, he received his second Doctorate honoris causa from University of Lorraine, France. He was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, FRSC in 2012. He received the Bronze Medal of the Chemical Research Society of India and the MRSI Medal of the Material Research Society of India in 2013. He was the recipient of Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award 2017. He also received TRiLA Academician of the year 2018 award. Prof. Thomas has published more than 1000 publications, and more than 100 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Rangika Thilan De Silva

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.

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

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