General objective To characterize the mechanical properties of a new polymeric matrix composite material reinforced with short natural fibers of Guadua Angustifolia Kunth (GAK) of high availability in Ecuador and Colombia through mechanical tests and numerical validation through finite elements for later use as a structural material. Justification The increased demand for natural fibers can have significant socioeconomic impacts: the first, that a source of industrial cultivation would be generated for the economic development of rural and agricultural regions, and the second, that the use of natural resources in different productive sectors will be promoted. . For example, in the modular construction industry, natural compounds can be a sustainable solution to develop quality housing for people who currently live in extreme poverty and who, through this type of cultivation, can meet their own needs.
|Effective start/end date
|1/10/13 → 1/10/14
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