Microstructural design of high performance natural fibre-nanoclay-cement nanocomposites
|Hakamy, Ahmad Magbul
|Prof. Jim Low
|Dr Faiz Shaikh
In this thesis, a novel approach has been used to provide beneficial insights for the development of new ‘environmental-friendly nanomaterials’, especially for building applications. This new approach includes the combination of thermal pre-treatment of nanoclay (i.e., producing calcined nanoclay) and chemical pre-treatment of natural fibre surfaces, to improve the microstructure, mechanical, physical and thermal properties, as well as the durability of hemp fibre-reinforced cement composites.
|Microstructural design of high performance natural fibre-nanoclay-cement nanocomposites
|Department of Imaging and Applied Physics Microstructural