Towards green engineering designs: Natural fibre-based hybrid composites for structural applications

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In this paper, the effect of intra-yarn hybridisation on the macroscopic homogenised properties of natural fibre-based hybrid composites (NFHCs) was computationally investigated. Many researchers have experimentally investigated hybrid effects on their mechanical properties. Only a limited number of computational studies on NFHCs have been reported. Four hybrid plain weave laminates: jute-glass, hemp-glass, jute-carbon and hemp-carbon were studied using a two scale modelling approach. The approach is based on homogenisation in which micromechanical representative volume element (RVE) model and mesomechanical repeating unit cell (RUC) model are established separately. The results indicate that hemp-glass hybrid 2D woven composites may be more cost-effective than glass woven composites in structural applications.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2022
EventProceedings of the MACE PGR conference: Proceedings of the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering Postgraduate Research conference - Macdonald Manchester Hotel, Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jul 20221 Jul 2022


ConferenceProceedings of the MACE PGR conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • hybrid composites


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