Mechanical and Physical Testing of Biocomposites, Fibre-Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites

Mechanical and Physical Testing of Biocomposites, Fibre-Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites

1st Edition - September 14, 2018

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  • Editors: Mohammad Jawaid, Mohamed Thariq, Naheed Saba
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081022924
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081023006

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Mechanical and Physical Testing of Biocomposites, Fibre-Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites covers key aspects of fracture and failure in natural/synthetic fiber reinforced polymer based composite materials, ranging from crack propagation, to crack growth, and from notch-size effect, to damage-tolerant design. Topics of interest include mechanical properties, such as tensile, flexural, compression, shear, impact, fracture toughness, low and high velocity impact, and anti-ballistic properties of natural fiber, synthetic fibers and hybrid composites materials. It also covers physical properties, such as density, water absorption, thickness swelling, and void content of composite materials fabricated from natural or synthetic materials. Written by leading experts in the field, and covering composite materials developed from different natural fibers and their hybridization with synthetic fibers, the book's chapters provide cutting-edge, up-to-date research on the characterization, analysis and modelling of composite materials.

Key Features

  • Contains contributions from leading experts in the field
  • Discusses recent progress on failure analysis, SHM, durability, life prediction and the modelling of damage in natural fiber-based composite materials
  • Covers experimental, analytical and numerical analysis
  • Provides detailed and comprehensive information on mechanical properties, testing methods and modelling techniques


Materials science and engineering professionals, especially those in polymer and composite technology, chemical and environmental engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction about mechanical and physical testing of composite materials
    2. Flexural behavior of textile reinforced polymer composites
    3. Mechanical performance of natural fibre based thermoset composites
    4. Dimensional stability of natural fibre based hybrid composites
    5. Tensile properties of natural and synthetic fibre reinforced polymer composites
    6. Low velocity and high velocity impact behavior of natural fibre based hybrid composites
    7. Mechanical behavior of carbon/natural fibres based hybrid composites
    8. Compressive, and fracture toughness of synthetic and natural fibre reinforced polymer composites
    9. Tribological properties of composite materials
    10. Effect of treatment on water absorption behavior of natural fibre reinforced polymer Composites
    11. Impact behavior of natural and synthetic fibre reinforced polymer composites
    12. Development of a Bulletproof Vest Using Kenaf Fibre Embedded with X-Ray Films
    13. Ballistic impact response of laminated hybrid composite materials
    14. Effect of void content on properties of composite materials
    15. Investigation of Fatigue strength of Natural/synthetic fibre based composite materials
    16. Barrier properties of biocomposites and hybrid composites
    17. Mechanical performance of biofibers and the corresponding composites
    18. Experimental evaluation of mechanical properties of PA6 polymer composites
    19. Experimental investigation of mechanical and physical properties of banana-jute fiber reinforced polymer composites
    20. Processing and Mechanical Properties evaluation of epoxy filled E glass fiber-Fly Ash hybrid composites
    21. Micro-mechanical analysis of biofibre based composites
    22. Monotonic and Fatigue Responses of Fibre Reinforced Metal Laminates
    23. Acoustic And Mechanical Properties Of Luffa Fiber Reinforced Biocomposites
    24. High and Low Velocity Impact on Laminated Hybrid Composite Material
    25. Interfacial Properties Evaluation And Methods In Fibre Reinforced Composites
    26. Mechanical characterization of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer specimens for aerospace applications
    27. Mechanical properties of composites from textiles and 3D printed materials
    28. Mechanical and Physical testing of sisal fibre and sisal based hybrid polymer composites

Product details

  • No. of pages: 478
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: September 14, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081022924
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081023006

About the Editors

Mohammad Jawaid

Professor Jawaid has more than 16 years of experience in teaching, research, and industries. His areas 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. He has published 38 books, 65 book chapters, more than 350 peer-reviewed international journal papers; in addition to 2 patents and 6 copyrights. He is the founding Series Editor of Composite Science and Technology Book Series from Springer-Nature, and also Series Editor of Springer Proceedings in Materials, Springer-Nature. Beside that he is also member of International Advisory Board of Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials. He worked as guest editor of special issues of SN Applied Science, Current Organic Synthesis and Current Analytical Chemistry, International Journal of Polymer Science, IOP Conference Proceeding. He also in Editorial Board Member of Journal of Polymers and The Environment, Journal of Plastics Technology, Applied Science and Engineering Progress Journal, Journal of Asian Science, Technology and Innovation and the Recent Innovations in Chemical Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Mohamed Thariq

Prof. Mohamed Thariq Bin Haji Hameed Sultan received his PhD from the University of Sheffield (UK). He has 18 years of experience in teaching as well as in research. His research interests include hybrid composites, advanced materials, structural health monitoring, and impact studies. He is a Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers of Malaysia, a Professional Technologist registered with the Malaysian Board of Technologists, and a Charted Engineer registered with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers of the United Kingdom. He is also the current Director of UPM Press. He actively publishes both journal papers and books and has received many awards both locally and internationally.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. Researcher, Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre (944751-A), Prime Minister’s Department, MIGHT Partnership Hub, Jalan Impact, Cyberjaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Naheed Saba

Naheed Saba completed her PhD in Biocomposites from the Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. She has published over 20 scientific and engineering articles in advanced composites, as well as one book and 8 book chapters. Dr. Saba’s research interests lie in nanocellulosic materials, fire retardant materials, natural fiber reinforced polymer composites, biocomposites, hybrid composites and nanocomposites.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

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  • Padmanabhan k. Wed Oct 24 2018

    Mechanical and physical testing of biocomposites

    An excellent book in biopolymers, natural fibres and bio Composites. A must have in the shelf.