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Feasibility and Manufacturing Considerations of Hemp Textile Fabric Utilized in Pre-Impregnated Composites

Abstract This study investigates the fabrication and mechanical properties of semicontinuous, hemp fiber reinforced thermoset composites. This research determines if off-the-shelf refined woven hemp fabric is suitable as composite reinforcement using resin pre-impregnated method. Industrial hemp was chosen for its low cost, low resource input as a crop, supply chain from raw product to refined textile and biodegradability potential. Detail is placed on specimen fabrication considerations. Lab testing of tension and compression is conducted and optimization considerations are examined. The resulting composite is limited in mechanical properties as tested. This research shows it is possible to use woven hemp reinforcement in pre-impregnated processed ... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Osusky, Gregory Peter (Author) / Biekert, Russell (Advisor) / Georgeou, Trian (Committee member) / Ruffner, Daniel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Materials Science / Engineering / bio-composite / Hemp / natural fiber / Prepreg
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 37 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.Tech Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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