Microstructure and mechanical properties of hemp elementary fibres for composite applications by micro-computed tomography and digital image correlation

C.A. Fuentes, J. Witters, J. Petit, L.M. Trindade, A.W. van Vuure

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Abstract

This manuscript presents a new approach to measure the cross sectional areas of elementary fibres using micro-computed tomography. The correct and accurate measurement of the area allows a correct characterization of the strength of the fibre. The accuracy and reliability of tomography was validated through the determination of cross-sectional areas of 3D-printed fibres at the micro level. Moreover, the non-linear behavior of elementary and technical hemp fibre samples were characterized, by combining standard tensile tests with a detailed full-field strain map at the micro scale during tensile loading.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019
Event22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 Aug 201916 Aug 2019

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2019
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period11/08/1916/08/19

Keywords

  • Hemp
  • Natural fibre
  • Strain mapping
  • Tomography

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