350 Pages 167 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Fiber-reinforced polymer composites exhibit better damping characteristics than conventional metals due to the viscoelastic nature of the polymers. There has been a growing interest among research communities and industries in the use of natural fibers as reinforcements in structural and semi-structural applications, given their environmental advantages. Knowledge of the vibration and damping behavior of biocomposites is essential for engineers and scientists who work in the field of composite materials. Vibration and Damping Behavior of Biocomposites brings together the latest research developments in vibration and viscoelastic behavior of composites filled with different natural fibers.


    • Reviews the effect of various types of reinforcements on free vibration behavior
    • Emphasizes aging effects, influence of compatibilizers, and hybrid fiber reinforcement
    • Explores the influence of resin type on viscoelastic properties
    • Covers the use of computational modeling to analyze dynamic behavior and viscoelastic properties
    • Discusses viscoelastic damping characterization through dynamic mechanical analysis.

    This compilation will greatly benefit academics, researchers, advanced students, and practicing engineers in materials and mechanical engineering and related fields who work with biocomposites.


    Dr. Senthil Muthu Kumar Thiagamani, Kalasalinagam Academy of Research and Education (KARE), India

    Dr. Md Enamul Hoque, Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Bangladesh

    Dr. Senthilkumar Krishnasamy, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok KMUTNB, Thailand

    Dr. Chandrasekar Muthukumar, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITS), India

    Dr. Suchart Siengchin, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok KMUTNB, Thailand

    Part I: Free Vibration and Damping. 1. Free Vibration and Damping Characterization of the Biocomposites: An Overview. 2. Free Vibration and Damping Characteristics of Wood Polymer Composites. 3. Influence of Fibre Loading on the Free Vibration and Damping Characteristics of Grass Fibre Based Polymer Composites. 4. Influence of Hybridization on the Free Vibration and Damping Characteristics of Bast Fibre Based Polymer Composites. 5. Free Vibration and Damping Properties of the Pineapple Leaf Fibre/Sisal Fibre Based Polymer Composites. 6. Fibre Length and Their Influence on the Free Vibration and Damping Characteristics of Fruit Fibre Based Polymer Composites. 7. Free Vibration and Damping Characteristics of Completely Biodegradable Polymer-based Composites. 8. Effect of Organic Nanofillers on the Free Vibration and Damping Characteristics of Polymer-based Nanocomposites. 9. Influence of Fibre Treatment on the Free Vibration and Damping Characteristics of Polymer Composites. 10. Influence of Compatibilizer on Free Vibration and Damping Characteristics of Polymer-based Biocomposites. 11. Aging Effects on Free Vibration and Damping Characteristics of Polymer-based Biocomposites. 12. Computational Modeling of Free Vibration and Damping Characteristic of Polymer-based Biocomposites. Part II: Viscoelastic Properties. 13. Characterization of Viscoelastic Properties of Biocomposites Through Dynamic Mechanical Analysis: An Overview. 14. Viscoelastic Properties of Completely Biodegradable Polymer-based Composites. 15. Effect of Hybridization on the Viscoelastic Properties of Polymer Based Biocomposites. 16. Viscoelastic Properties of the Polymer Based Composite Reinforced with Various Species of Wood Fillers. 17. Viscoelastic Properties of Polymer-based Bionanocomposites Reinforced with the Inorganic Fillers. 18. Influence of Fibre Treatment on Viscoelastic Properties of the Biocomposites. 19. Influence of Compatibilizer on Viscoelastic Properties of the Thermoplastic Polymer-based Biocomposites. 20. Recent Developments on Computational Modeling of Viscoelastic Properties of the Biocomposites


    Dr. Senthil Muthu Kumar Thiagamani is working as Associate Professor in the School of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering at Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (KARE), Tamil Nadu, India. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (specialized in Biocomposites) from KARE in 2018. He has also completed his Postdoctoral Research in the Mechanical and Process Engineering Department at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB, Thailand. He started his academic career as Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at KARE in 2010. He has around 10 years of teaching and research experience. He is also a visiting researcher at KMUTNB. He is a member of international societies such as the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAEINDIA) and the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM). He won the Researcher Incentive Award in 2018 at KARE. His research interests include biodegradable polymer composites and characterization. He has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed international journal articles and 10 book chapters. He has co-edited 2 books and is currently co-editing 5 books in the theme of Biocomposites. He is also the reviewer of international journals like International Journal of Polymer Science, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials and so on. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=lWymY6YAAAAJ&hl=en

    Dr. M. Enamul Hoque is a Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Before joining MIST, he served in several leading positions at global universities that include Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering at King Faisal University (KFU), Saudi Arabia; Founding Head of Bioengineering Division, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) and so on. He completed his PhD from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore in 2007. He also obtained his PGCHE (Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education) from the University of Nottingham, UK in 2015. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) certified by the Engineering Council, UK; Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (FIMechE), UK; Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK and Member, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. To date, he has published 6 books, 32 book chapters, 170 technical papers in referred journals and international conference proceedings. His publications have attracted 1720 citations with 19 h-index. His major areas of research interest include (but not limited to) Biomaterials, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology, Biomedical Implants, Rehabilitation Engineering, Rapid Prototyping Technology, Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=aRvzzrEAAAAJ&hl=en

    Dr. Senthilkumar Krishnasamy is currently working as Research Scientist at King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB). He had been working in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (KARE), India, from 2010 to 2018 (October). He graduated as a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai in 2005. He then chose to continue his master's studies and was graduated with a Master's degree in CAD/CAM from Anna University, Tirunelveli, in 2009. He has obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Kalasalingam University (2016). He has completed his postdoctoral fellowship at King Mongkut's University of Technology (KMUTNB) North Bangkok and Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia and under the research topics of ‘Sisal composites and Fabrication of Eco-friendly hybrid green composites on tribological properties in a medium-scale application and experimental investigations on mechanical, morphological, thermal and structural properties of kenaf fibre/mat epoxy composites, respectively. His area of research interests includes modification and treatment of natural fibres, nanocomposites, hybrid reinforced polymer composites. He has published research papers in international journals, book chapters and conferences in the field of natural fibre composites. He is also editing books from different publishers. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DG7lhXMAAAAJ&hl=en

    Dr. Chandrasekar Muthukumar is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Aeronautical Sciences, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, Chennai, India. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. His Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering was from Nanyang Technological University-TUM ASIA, Singapore. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. His Ph.D. was funded through the research grant from the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. During his association with the UPM, he has obtained an internal research fund from the University worth 16,000 MYR and 20,000 MYR, respectively. His research interests include Fibre Metal Laminate (FML), natural fibres, bio-composites, aging, and their characterization. He has authored and co-authored research articles in the peer-reviewed SCI journals, book chapters and conference proceedings on the Bio-composites. He is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Industrial Textiles, Journal of Composite Materials, Polymer Composites, Materials Research Express, and Journal of Natural Fibres. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=csYGfZsAAAAJ&hl=en

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Suchart Siengchin is President of King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He received his Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Giessen/Friedberg, Hessen, Germany in 1999, M.Sc. in Polymer Technology from University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany in 2002, M.Sc. in Material Science at the Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Bayern, Germany in 2004, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany in 2008 and Postdoctoral Research from Kaiserslautern University and School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, USA. In 2016 he received the habilitation at the Chemnitz University in Sachen, Germany. He worked as a Lecturer for Production and Material Engineering Department at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB. He has been full Professor at KMUTNB and became the President of KMUTNB. He won the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2010, 2012 and 2013 at KMUTNB. His research interests in Polymer Processing and Composite Material. He is Editor-in-Chief: KMUTNB International Journal of Applied Science and Technology and the author of more than 150 peer reviewed Journal Articles. He has participated with presentations in more than 39 international and national conferences with respect to Materials Science and Engineering topics. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BNZEC7cAAAAJ&hl=en