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Fiber Composites

Tri-Dung Ngo

University of Alberta


Composites Materials Design Analysis Development Products Natural fibers Biocomposites Nanocomposites Advanced materials Future generation Green materials

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Among modern materials, the fibers reinforced composites have a history of a few decades. However, there has been a tremendous advancement of this class of material in science and technology. Fiber-reinforced composites composed of fibers and matrix are nowadays well-known engineering materials as they have steadily gained ground in nearly all sectors during last decades. Fiber-reinforced materials have been used in various industrial applications such as buildings, and constructions, aerospace to automotive to sports equipment, and consumer products etc. The role of fiber reinforcement in a composite material is fundamentally one of increasing the mechanical properties of the neat resin system. Various fibers used in composites have different properties and so affect the properties of the composite in different ways. The fibers used in composites can be synthetic or natural. Artificial or synthetic fibers such as aramid, boron, carbon, glass, and carbon nanotubes are man-made fibers through chemical synthesis. Natural fibers, on the other hand, can be obtained from various sources in nature such as abaca, bamboo, banana, cellulose nanocrystals, cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanofibers, coir, cotton, flax, grass, hemp, jute, kenaf, ramie, sisal, sugarcane bagasse, and wool. Keeping in mind the advantages of the fiber composite materials, this book will cover fundamental effects, products development and applications of fiber composites including material chemistry, designing, manufacturing, properties and utilization of these materials in various applications. From the view of sustainable development, the book will also discuss the potential efficacy, preparation and processing of biocomposites procured from diverse natural resources to be used for a variety of applications. In addition to this, the book will also summarize recent developments made in the area of advanced composite materials. A number of critical issues and suggestions for future work will be discussed, underscoring the roles of researchers for the efficient development of composites through value addition to enhance their use.

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Tri-Dung Ngo

University of Alberta

Dr. Ngo is a senior research scientist at InnoTech Alberta-Alberta Innovates, in Canada. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at University of Alberta. He received his Bachelor and Master in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnic University (HoChiMinh University of Technology), Vietnam. In 1997, he held a position as lecturer and researcher in Department of Chemical and Engineering at Polytechnic University. In 2001, he joined Department of Materials Engineering at Polytechnic University as lecturer and researcher. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada in 2007. From 2003 to 2007, he worked as invited researcher at Industrial Materials Institute (IMI) of National Research Council of Canada (NRC). After completing his NSERC post-doctoral fellowship in 2008, he joined IMI-NRC as researcher. During his tenure, he had performed innovative R&D activities on polymer, composite, nanocomposite, biopolymer, biocomposite, biofoam, including synthesis, modification, formulation, processing and performance of biomaterials from biomass for industrial applications. Dr. Ngo joined InnoTech Alberta-Alberta Innovates since late 2014. Currently, his research at InnoTech Alberta-Alberta Innovates and University of Alberta focuses on polymer, biopolymer, cellulose nanocrystals, cellulose nanofibrils, lignin, fiber composites, biocomposites, nanocomposites and smart materials, biomass processing and development of novel, eco-friendly applications using renewable and sustainable biomaterials. He he has more than 20 years of experience working in the field, he authored about 95 papers for the most part published in international conference proceedings and international journals. He is also an author of two books and nine scientific book chapters as well as a reviewer for several international journals and scientific associations.

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