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dc.contributor.authorVirk, Amandeep Singh
dc.contributor.authorHall, Wayne
dc.contributor.authorSummerscales, John
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:40:00Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:40:00Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn0929-189X
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10443-014-9389-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/65631
dc.description.abstractThe elastic properties of a composite can be predicted by micromechanical models based on the properties of the individual constituent materials of the composite and their geometrical characteristics. This paper presents a novel methodology using image analysis to determine (a) the fibre volume fraction and (b) the fibre orientation distribution factor of quasi-unidirectional jute fibre reinforced epoxy resin composites. For fibre volume fraction, digital micrographs were smoothed to reduce noise in the image, an intensity histogram informed selection of the threshold intensity for conversion to a binary image, the image was morphologically closed and opened to remove internal voids and small features respectively and the fibre volume fraction was calculated as the ratio of the detected fibre area to the total image area. For fibre orientation, the image was sharpened with Contrast-Limited Adaptive Histogram Equalisation, a threshold was set for conversion to binary and then a masking image was rotated at a number of seed points over the image to find the angles with the minimum sum of intensity at each point. The data generated was then used to validate new rules-of-mixture equations for natural fibre composites.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom885
dc.relation.ispartofpageto903
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalApplied Composite Materials
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComposite and Hybrid Materials
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMaterials Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode091202
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0912
dc.titleMicrostructural Characterisation of Jute/Epoxy Quasi-Unidirectional Composites
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineering
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHall, Wayne
gro.griffith.authorVirk, Amandeep S.


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