Failure mechanisms in composites reinforced with unidirectional Phormium leaf fibre

@inproceedings{Newman2010FailureMI,
  title={Failure mechanisms in composites reinforced with unidirectional Phormium leaf fibre},
  author={Richard H. Newman and Marie Joo Le Guen and Mark A. Battley and Joseph E Carpenter},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract Confocal microscopy, field-emission SEM and acoustic emission experiments were used to investigate fracture mechanisms in composites made from epoxy resin reinforced with unidirectional Phormium tenax (harakeke) leaf fibre. Resin filled the lumens of a large proportion of thin-walled vascular cells and bundle sheath cells, and also filled some of the fibre cells in assemblies that had been split during fibre processing, but rarely penetrated intact thick-walled fibre cells. Vascular… CONTINUE READING

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