Mechanical and Physical Testing of Biocomposites, Fibre-reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081022924

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

1st Edition

Authors: Mohammad Jawaid
Paperback ISBN: 9780081022924
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 500
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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


This five-volume set of titles focuses on advanced characterization techniques used for the analysis of composite materials developed from natural fibre/ biomass, synthetic fibres and a combination of these materials used as fillers and reinforcements to enhance materials performance and utilization in automotive, aerospace, construction and building components.

The books provide detailed information on failure analysis, mechanical and physical properties, structural health monitoring, durability and life prediction, modelling of damage processes of natural fibre, synthetic fibres, and natural/natural, and natural/synthetic fibres hybrid composites. They will act as a detailed reference resource to encourage future research in natural fiber and hybrid composite materials, which is much in demand due to the need for more sustainable, recyclable, and eco-friendly composites in a broad range of different application fields.

Written by leading experts in the field and covering composite materials developed from different natural fibers and their hybridization with synthetic fibers, the chapters provide cutting-edge up-to-date research on the characterization, analysis and modelling of composite materials.

This volume provides comprehensive information on mechanical properties such as tensile, flexural, compression, shear, impact, fracture toughness, low and high velocity impact, and anti-ballistic properties of natural fibre, synthetic fibres 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.

Key Features

  • Contributions from leading experts in the field
  • Discusses recent progress on failure analysis, SHM, durability, life prediction and
  • 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 especially polymer and composite technology, chemical and environmental engineering


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About the Authors

Mohammad Jawaid Author

Mohammad Jawaid is currently working as a Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor), at the Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia and has also been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since June 2013. He is also a Visiting Scholar at TEMAG Labs, Department of Textile Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. Previously he worked as a Visiting Lecturer, at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and also worked as an Expatriate Lecturer under the UNDP project with the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia at Adama University, Ethiopia. He received his Ph.D. from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching, research, and with industry. His research interests include Hybrid Reinforced/Filled Polymer Composites, Advance Materials: Graphene/Nanoclay/Fire Retardant, Lignocellulosic Reinforced/Filled Polymer Composites, Modification and Treatment of Lignocellulosic Fibres and Solid Wood, Nano Composites and Nanocellulose fibres, and Polymer blends. So far he has published 5 books, 12 book chapters, and more than 130 International journal papers and 4 Published review papers in the Top 25 hot articles on Science Direct during 2014-2015. He is also the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Malaysian Polymer Journal and Guest Editor for Current Organic Synthesis and Current Analytical Chemistry. He is the reviewer of several high impact ISI journals (44 Journals).

Affiliations and Expertise

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