Jute and luffa fibers: Physical, acoustical, and mechanical properties
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CitationKoruk, H., Genc, G., & Yuce, H. (2023). Jute and luffa fibers: Physical, acoustical, and mechanical properties. Cellulose Fibre Reinforced Composites, 357-378.
In this study, the physical, acoustical, and mechanical properties of jute and luffa fibers are presented. It should be noted that, although the main materials of jute and luffa fibers are cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, the mechanical properties of jute and luffa fibers and the acoustical properties of jute and fiber samples can be quite different. It is worth noting that jute fibers are bidirectional while luffa fibers are random-oriented. Furthermore, the diameters and lengths of these two fibers can be quite different. One problem with these natural fibers is that very different values for their diameter, length, and density have been reported in the literature. Therefore, the diameter, length, and density of a huge number of jute and luffa fibers were measured using precise equipment to determine their average values and deviations in this study. In addition to the results of these measurements, the results of a comprehensive literature review on the physical, acoustical, and mechanical properties of jute and fibers and their green samples (i.e., fiber samples without any resin) were presented in this study. © 2023 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.