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Investigation of Miscanthus and Sunflower Stalk Fiber-Reinforced Composites for Insulation Applications

Authors
  • Eschenhagen, Arne
  • Raj, Magdalena
  • Rodrigo, Natalia
  • Zamora, Alejandro
  • Labonne, Laurent
  • Evon, Philippe
  • Welemane, Hélène
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2019
Source
HAL-UPMC
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English
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Abstract

The development of materials based on renewable and low-cost resources is today’s crucial interest for civil engineering. This work intends to investigate two new vegetable fibers as composite reinforcement for insulation application in the building industry. Miscanthus and sunflower stalk have mainly been selected for their high fiber content, low water content after harvesting, and availability. These criteria lead to good structural properties and allow a reduction in production and transportation costs. This study aims at demonstrating the feasibility to produce cohesive panels from these lignocellulosic fibers and their related interesting mechanical and thermal properties according to various natural binders.

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