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||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials
||K-24: Charpy Toughness Behavior of Jute Fabric Reinforced Polyester Matrix Composites
||Foluke de Assis, Sergio Monteiro, Artur Pereira, Fabio Braga
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The jute fiber is one of the most investigated natural lignocellulosic fibers due to its easy processing and extensive occurrence. However, the studies with some varieties of jute fiber such as the Corchorus capsularis are rare, so this work investigated the toughness behavior of polyester matrix composites reinforced with up to 30% in volume of a fabric made of jute fiber by means of Charpy impact tests. It was found that the addition of jute fabric results in a marked increase in the absorbed energy by the composites. Macroscopic observation of the post-impact specimens and SEM fracture analysis showed that transversal rupture through the jute fabric interface with the polyester matrix is the main mechanism for the remarkable toughness of these composites.
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