Impact of hybrid composites based on rubber tyres particles and sugarcane bagasse fibres

Sérgio Luiz Moni Ribeiro Filho, Pablo Resende Oliveira, Tulio Hallak Panzera*, Fabrizio Scarpa

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The paper describes the impact behaviour of hybrid composites made of sugarcane bagasse fibres and disposed rubber particles. The analysis was carried out using a full factorial design (25) on samples subjected to drop-tower testing. The effects of the bagasse fibre treatment, length and weight fraction were considered, as well as the rubber particles size and their amount. Higher weight fractions of coarse rubber particles led to an enhancement of the absorption. Sustained chemical treatments of the bagasse fibres provided an increase of the composites stiffness, reducing therefore the energy absorption. In contrast, higher energy absorption was obtained in composites made with untreated bagasse because of the enhanced fibre pull-out mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-164
Number of pages8
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Early online date28 Sep 2018
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2019

Structured keywords

  • Bristol Composites Institute ACCIS


  • Disposed rubber
  • Drop-tower impact testing
  • Fibre treatment
  • Full factorial design
  • Hybrid composite
  • Sugarcane bagasse


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