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Effect of structure-property relationships on fatigue failure in natural fibres
chapterposted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Lijing Wang, Xungai Wang
The fatigue behaviour of natural fibres is important for fibre processing efficiency as well as the properties and performance of products made from these fibres. This chapter presents some fibre fatigue results obtained from various experimental methods and testing conditions. It demonstrates that many factors, including fibre structure and chemical treatments, affect the fatigue failure in natural fibres. Examples of controlling fibre fatigue life for different purposes are also presented. Knowledge of the fatigue behaviour of natural fibres will help product design and care.