The influence of polymer type on the interfacial shear strength of sisal fibre reinforced composites

Christoph Burgstaller, Wolfgang Stadlbauer

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Abstract

In this work we investigated the influence polymer type on the interface and properties of thermoplastic polymers reinforced with sisal fibers. On the one hand, single fiber pull out tests have been carried out to yield interfacial shear strengths, on the other hand we evaluated composites, produced via extrusion and injection molding, for properties like tensile strength. Composite properties were evaluated with rule-of-mixtures, to get data for interface strength which was discussed in comparison with the results from single fiber pull out testing. We found satisfactory agreement between the differently acquired interfacial shear strengths. The applied models are valid for these composites and can be used for property estimation as well as a tool for getting deeper insight into the behavior of sisal fiber reinforced thermoplastics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Plastics Engineers - 66th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2008
Pages1970-1974
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event66th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2008 - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: 4 May 20088 May 2008

Publication series

NameTechnical Papers, Regional Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers
Volume4

Conference

Conference66th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period04.05.200808.05.2008

Keywords

  • Interfacial shear strength
  • Polylactic acid
  • Polypropylene
  • Rule-of-mixtures
  • Sisal fiber

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