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Manufacturing and mechanical characterization of Basalt Fibre Reinforced Bio-polymer composites

Nowadays, there is a growing interest for the use and development of materials synthesized from renewable sources in the polymer composites manufacturing industry; this applies for both matrix and reinforcement components. In the present investigation, a basalt fibre reinforced (BFR) bio-based epoxy system together with a cork core is proposed for its use in composite sandwich structures.

The main activity of Global Basalt Engineering LLC is creation of effective productions on release of continuous basalt fiber (СBF) with technologies of the last generation and composites on the basis of СBF (Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites as BFRP).

Mechanical characterization of tensile and flexural properties was carried out. In addition, permeability measurements of the fiber reinforcement were performed. A case study, namely the fabrication of a long board using the hand lay-up technique was carried out. A detailed description of the manufacturing process is presented along with finite element simulations of the mechanical response of the final piece.

R. Hoto, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Materiales, Universidad Nac. de Mar del Plata, Argentina.  
J.P. Torres, Instituto de Diseño y Fabricación, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.
J. A. García-Manrique, Instituto de Diseño y Fabricación, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.

Countries: Spain

Terms: Mechanical characteristics

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