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The rise of short fibre reinforced plastics

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Hamid Saeedipour, Dr Kheng-Lim GohORCiD


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Currently, a lot of attention is focused on composite laminates made from continuous carbon fibre reinforced plastics. On the other hand, there is also renewed interest in using carbon fibre fragments for producing new reinforced plastic laminates partly because of advancement in technology for recovering the fibres (in fragmented forms) from the recycling of used plastic laminates. Additionally, short fibres also find applications in repair. For instance, damaged areas in reinforced-plastic laminates are replaced by a similar plastic reinforced by fibres, known as stepped/patch or scarf, specially tailored to the size of the damage site. What is the performance of short fibres derived from recycling? How do the size-tailored fibres enhance the mechanical integrity of the repaired laminates? Here, we take a fresh look at the basic concepts of short fibre reinforced plastics to make sense of these practical issues.

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Author(s): Annamalai VE, Vijayan S, Saeedipour H, Goh KL

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Reinforced Plastics

Year: 2019

Volume: 64

Issue: 2

Pages: 97-102

Print publication date: 01/03/2020

Online publication date: 25/07/2019

Acceptance date: 20/07/2019

ISSN (print): 0034-3617

ISSN (electronic): 1873-1694

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.repl.2019.07.002


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