Estudio comparativo de las propiedades mecánicas de fibras de vidrio y queratina

Scientia Et Technica 01/2007;
Source: DOAJ

ABSTRACT Este trabajo estudia el potencial de utilización de fibras naturales de queratina como reemplazo de las fibras sintéticas tradicionales (Vidrio, Carbono y Aramida). Se presenta un estudio comparativo de las características morfológicas y mecánicas de fibras de vidrio y de queratina, detallando los resultados de caracterización dimensional, morfológica, de densidad y resistencia mecánica de los dos tipos de fibras considerados. Se encontró que las fibras de queratina poseen unas propiedades mecánicas que pueden llegar a ser adecuadas para su utilización como material de refuerzo para materiales compuestos, presentando una relación resistencia-densidad próxima a la que poseen las fibras de vidrio.

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