11 - Natural fiber polymer composites: Utilization in aerospace engineering
AbstractSince its inception, the aerospace industry has actively pioneered the use of advanced materials, especially polymer composites for aircraft construction. The key objectives are to gain lightweight advantages, so that aircraft can burn less fuel, and hence travel longer distances or carry higher payload over the same distance. In line with the current drive toward improving sustainability performance the in aerospace industry, environmentally friendly materials are steadily being introduced as substitute materials for aircraft component construction, such as natural fiber polymer composites (NFPC). Natural fibers, derived from plants and animals, offers many advantages in term of low density, high strength-to-weight ratio, low cost, and alike synthetic composites, they are able to be applied to components with complex geometrical design features. Furthermore, due to their natural origin, natural fibers are also more environmentally friendly because of to their renewable, biodeg Read more...
Publication date: 2019/01/01