Natural fiber composite materials are expected as capable materials which may replace the conventional and synthetic materials for the practical applications where manufacture requires less weight and energy conservation. In this study, three kinds of cellulosic-fiber mats including kenaf, bamboo and jute mats were used to fabricate composites by hand lay-up and compression molding methods. As the basic investigation, low cycle fatigue tests were carried out to analyze the material’s fatigue properties by using different bending or tensile loads. Moreover, the scanning electron microscope observation (SEM) on the fracture surfaces has been carried out respectively to investigate the degradation under cycle loads and discuss the possibility of kenaf/bamboo/jute composites achieving hypothetical outstanding mechanical properties in engineering uses.

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