Tensile, Impact, and Thermal Properties of an Epoxynovolac Matrix Composites with Cuban Henequen Fibers

A. A. Rodríguez Soto, JOSE LUIS VALIN RIVERA, L. M.S. Alves Borges, J. E. Palomares Ruiz

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Abstract

Composites based on an epoxy-novolac matrix and a Cuban henequen fiber reinforcement were investigated. A satisfactory reinforcing effect was observed for a composite material prepared by compression molding at room temperature using long random fiber mats. Tensile and impact experiments were run on the material, and its thermogravimetric analysis was performed. The breaking zone of the specimens tested in tension was examined by an electron sweep microscope. The results obtained are presented graphically and in photographs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-348
Number of pages8
JournalMechanics of Composite Materials
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2018

Keywords

  • henequen fibers (Agave fourcroydes)
  • mechanical and thermal properties
  • vegetable-fiber-reinforced composite

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