Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites

Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites

2nd Edition - September 24, 2020

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  • Authors: Navin Chand, Mohammed Fahim
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128190739
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128189832

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Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites, Second Edition, covers the availability and processing of natural fiber polymer composites and their structural, thermal, mechanical and tribological properties and performance. Environmental concerns are driving demand for biodegradable materials such as plant-based, natural fiber-reinforced polymer composites. These composites are fast replacing conventional materials in many industrial applications, especially in automobiles, where tribology (friction, lubrication and wear) is an important aspect.

Key Features

  • Provides enhanced coverage on industrially relevant fiber types, such as flax, hemp, kenaf, rice, grain husk and pyrolyzed fibers
  • Includes an emphasis on modeling and the simulation of the wear resistance of fibers
  • Discusses the effect of aging in various environments and different results in wear and friction performance


Industrial professionals and engineers, materials scientists and all those who are working in the composites and biocomposites sector, for whom tribology is extremely important for, e.g., machining processes and specific applications such as brake discs and sports products

Table of Contents

  • 1. Natural fibers and their composites
    2. Introduction to tribology of polymer composites
    3. Sisal reinforced polymer composites
    4. Jute reinforced polymer composites
    5. Cotton reinforced polymer composites
    6. Bamboo reinforced polymer composites
    7. Wood reinforced polymer composites
    8. Bio-degradable composites and Bio-derived polymer-based composites
    9. Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Tribological behavior of natural fiber polymer composites

Product details

  • No. of pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2020
  • Published: September 24, 2020
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128190739
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128189832

About the Authors

Navin Chand

Navin Chand is the former Acting Director of CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI), Bhopal, India. He obtained his PhD degree in Textile Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 1980. After obtaining his degree he joined the National Chemical laboratory (NCL), Pune as Scientist. Later he joined the Regional Research Laboratory (RRL), Bhopal (now AMPRI Bhopal) in 1982. He has published more than 200 papers in journals of national and international repute and conferences. He has been honored with several awards and citations in recognition to his contributions in the field of basic and applied research. These include the MRSI Medal, BHEL citation, and Rotary Club of Bhopal Award. He is a Fellow of the Indian Plastics Institute, ex-fellow of Institute of Materials; and a member of the Materials Research Society of India (past chairman MRSI Bhopal chapter). His research interest includes polymer and fiber science and technology, polymer nanocomposites, nanofibers, and waste utilization.

Mohammed Fahim

Dr Mohammed Fahim is Adhoc Lecturer at the Department of Physics, Zakir Hussain College, University of Delhi, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Department of Physics, Zakir Hussain College, University of Delhi, India

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