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© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to the Korean Fiber Society.Biodegradable composites were fabricated from poly-lactic acid (PLA) reinforced by flax braided-yarn woven fabric. Composites with different fabric content (corresponding to the 1, 2 and 3 layers of fabric respectively) were obtained by solution casting and compression moulding processes. Tensile fracture properties were evaluated using the double-edge-notch-tension (DENT) test. A scanning electron microscope was used to look at the fractographic features. Reinforcement of braided-yarn fabric resulted in enhanced tensile fracture strength (σf) and toughness of PLA composite. Fracture toughness (KIC) of the composite improved with the fibre contents, namely 64, 79 and 89%, which correspond to 1, 2 and 3 layers of fabric. The improvement in the tensile fracture characteristics of the composites could be contributed by the presence of an effective interfacial bonding of fibre matrix.
Author(s): Kanakannavar S, Pitchaimani J, Goh K-L
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Fibers and Polymers
Issue: ePub ahead of Print
Online publication date: 06/09/2023
Acceptance date: 18/08/2023
ISSN (print): 1229-9197
ISSN (electronic): 1875-0052
Publisher: Korean Fiber Society
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