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||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials
||Izod Impact Tests in Epoxy Matrix Reiforced with Fique Fibers
||Maria Carolina Andrade Teles, Sérgio Neves Monteiro, Djalma Souza, Frederico Margem
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Modern composite materials, especially those reinforced with synthetic fibers such as glass and carbon, have been used since last century to attend the demands required by most technological fields. Even though the high-tech composites still stand as top competitors, in their areas, the simpler glass fiber composites are now being replaced by natural fiber composites. Environmental , economic and technical reasons favor increasingly synthetic fiber replacement by natural fibers , mainly those extracted from lignocellulosic plants. The objective of this work was then to assess the Izod impact resistance of polymeric composites reinforced with different amounts,up to 30% in volume of strength natural fiber, the Fique fiber. The fibers were embedded in Pressure epoxy resin matrix cured at room temperature for 24 hours. The Specimens were tested in Izod impact pendulum and surfaces fracture analyzed by scanning electron microscopy. Impact resistance increased linearly with the amount Fique fiber, reinforcing composite.
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