|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials 2021
||Research Progress of Aging Effects on Synthetic and Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites: A Brief Review
||Michelle Souza Oliveira, Fernanda Santos Da Luz, Sergio Neves Monteiro
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Michelle Souza Oliveira
Natural fiber reinforced polymer(NFRP)composites have obtained significance in recent times due to its wide application in different industries such as automotive, aerospace, construction,and ballistic appliances because of the high price of synthetic fibers and environmental issue. These natural fibers are cheaper and lighter but their mechanical properties are lower than the synthetic fibers. Great efforts have been made to understand the phenomenon of weathering of polymeric materials, which ultimately result in the deterioration of the physical and mechanical properties of the polymer. This paper aims to point out steps for a better use in long term and to prevent risks. Thereunto, the components of NFRP and flexural strength and modulus is revealed in the first part. Afterwards, the second part will be devoted to review diverse methods of aging treatments applied to natural fiber composites. Eventually, a discussion about the optimal approaches for lifetime prediction of NFRPs will be drawn.