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||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials
||Bending Tests in Polyester Composites Reinforced with Palf Fibers
||Maria Carolina Andrade Teles, Frederico Margem, Sergio Neves
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Composites reinforced with long and aligned fibers are those which have the best mechanical performance compared to other types of composite.The Palf fiber, a relatively unknown lignocellulosic fiber with potential for composite reinforcement, still needs to characterize for possible engineer applications. In this work, polyester matrix composites incorporated with continuous and aligned Palf fibers were tested for their flexural behavior. Specimens with up to 30% in volume of fibers were bend-tested until rupture. The fractured samples were analyzed by SEM and the tests were done in the Instron machine. The results show that there is a linear relationship between the volume of fiber and the bending stress, in other word, the greater the amount of fiber, the greater bending stress .
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