Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Renewable and Sustainable Composites

Edited by António Pereira

University of Aveiro, Portugal


Fabio Fernandes

University of Aveiro

Composites are used in a wide range of applications, from electronics to the aeronautical industry. The excellent mechanical properties and low-specific weight of composites are the basis of many structural applications. Despite the progress achieved, there are significant obstacles to the generalisation of structural applications of composites, mainly due to their high cost and complex mechanical behaviour. In fact, there is currently insufficient knowledge regarding the mechanical properties and failure mechanisms of composites made from renewable and sustainable materials. This book focuses on composites from natural and renewable resources, including the enhancement of their properties with additives such as biodegradable nanomaterials, their mechanical characterisation, tailoring of properties for specific applications and their processing.

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Renewable and Sustainable CompositesEdited by António Pereira

Published: December 4th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77412

ISBN: 978-1-78984-216-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-215-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-860-3

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

6164 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

35 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: The Importance of Composites in the World

By António B. Pereira and Fábio A.O. Fernandes


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2. Fiber-Matrix Relationship for Composites Preparation

By Owonubi J. Shesan, Agwuncha C. Stephen, Anusionwu G. Chioma, Revaprasadu Neerish and Sadiku E. Rotimi


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3. Scanning Probe Microscopy of Elastomers with Mineral Fillers

By Hammat H. Valiev, Alexander N. Vlasov, Yury V. Kornev, Yuliya N. Karnet, Nikolay A. Semenov and Oleg B. Yumaschev


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4. Methodologies for Achieving 1D ZnO Nanostructures Potential for Solar Cells

By Yeeli Kelvii Kwok


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5. Biodegradable Chitosan Matrix Composite Reinforced with Titanium Dioxide for Biocidal Applications

By Johnny López Calero, Zuleika Oquendo Berríos and Oscar M. Suarez


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6. Development of Efficient Composites via Renewable, Recyclable, and Degradable Additives

By Seyyed Alireza Hashemi, Seyyed Mojtaba Mousavi, Ali Mohammad Shakibafard, Ghasem Shouli, Yousef Amrollahi and Aziz Babapoor


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7. Improving the Mechanical Properties of Natural Fiber Composites for Structural and Biomedical Applications

By Owonubi J. Shesan, Agwuncha C. Stephen, Anusionwu G. Chioma, Revaprasadu Neerish and Sadiku E. Rotimi


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