Plant fibers for automotive applications

Show simple item record Hejduková, Marcela Aková, Eva 2012-12-13T07:49:50Z 2012-12-13T07:49:50Z 2012
dc.identifier.isbn 978-80-7395-537-3
dc.description.abstract This contribution aims at introducing new plant fibers used as fillers in a polymeric matrix enabling production of lightweight composites for automotive applications. It focuses on the effects of corn, sunflower, chestnut and hop fibers as reinforcement agents in composites. Mechanical testing was performed to qualify the reinforcement properties of these fibers and consequently compared with fiberglass composites. Selected natural fibers were used as reinforcement in polyurethane (PUR) foam in order to increase the properties of foam. This composite foam specimens were fabricated by using polyurethane molding method. The polyurethane foam specimens reinforced by 4wt% of individual fibers were produced to investigate the mechanical test - three point bending test. From this testing of polyurethane foam samples were showed, that the addition of natural fibers (corn, chestnut and hop) increase the properties of the polyuretane foam (already in the case of 4wt% of natural fibers). But from results implies, that fibers from sunflower are not so suitable for use as reinforcement of polyurethane foam. eng
dc.format s. 237-242
dc.language eng eng
dc.publisher Univerzita Pardubice cze
dc.rights open access eng
dc.subject polymeric production eng
dc.subject automotive applications eng
dc.subject plant fibers eng
dc.title Plant fibers for automotive applications eng
dc.type ConferenceObject eng
dc.event TechMat ´12. Perspektivní technologie a materiály pro technické aplikace (15th November 2012, Svitavy, Czech Republic)
dc.publicationstatus published eng

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