Numerical Study of Mechanical Behavior of Agave Fibers Reinforced Composites

  • Yosra GlouiaEmail author
  • Asma El Oudiani
  • Imen Maatoug
  • Rim Zouari
  • Slah Msahli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


An investigation was carried out on local natural cellulosic fibers which have gained interest in the composite field due to their superior specific properties. A multi scale finite element (FE) model of unidirectional natural fiber composite materials with reasonable dimensionality was developed. The mechanical behavior of the composite at macro scale as well as meso-scale was simulated. In particular the response to tensile and three-points bending test was studied. Linear material properties are obtained by using pure strains assumptions in the implicit analysis of the composite, while the non-linear behavior and viscoelastic parameters require the explicit dynamic analysis. Simulation is performed thanks to Abaqus finite element software. Comparison of Experimental and FEM tensile and three-point bending Strength shows very good agreement.


Finite element analysis Natural fibers Biocomposites Mechanical behavior Viscoelasticity Plasticity Abaqus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yosra Glouia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Asma El Oudiani
    • 1
  • Imen Maatoug
    • 1
  • Rim Zouari
    • 2
  • Slah Msahli
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Textile EngineeringUniversity of MonastirKsar HellalTunisia
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering LaboratoryUniversity of MonastirMonastirTunisia

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