|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Bio Nano Interfaces and Engineering Applications
||Effect of Water on the Mechanical Properties of Lignin Carbohydrate Complex
||Sina Youssefian, Nima Rahbar
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Here, we have used atomistic simulations to study the effect of water on the mechanical properties of and adhesive interactions between these materials in bamboo fibers. With this aim, the effect of water molecules on elastic moduli and interfacial interactions of these materials were investigated. The results imply that the densities of hemicellulose, lignin and LCC decrease with increasing water content. However, in low water content (around 1%) lignin and LCC maintain the density. The elastic moduli of lignin and LCC show an increase at low water content and decrease in higher water content, whereas hemicellulose elastic modulus constantly decreases. This suggests that at early stages of introducing water in these systems, water molecules enhance the structure of LCC and lignin and increase the modulus of elasticity while maintaining the density. For hemicellulose, however, this effect was found to be always regressive.
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