Journal of
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

  • Abbreviation: J. Chem. Eng. Mater. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6605
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCEMS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 92

Article in Press

Morphological and Mechanical Characterizations of Neuropeltis acuminatas (NA) Fibers

SERGE YANNICK

  •  Received: 01 February 2018
  •  Accepted: 17 April 2018
His present work aims to determine the morphological and mechanical characteristics of fibers from a Cameroon liana locally called "Ndik Kussa" scientific name Neuropeltis acuminatas (NA). The vines are cut in a forest of southern CAMEROON in NGALANE by EBOLOWA. The fibers are extracted by us using the traditional method used to make the kussa. SEM micrographs of the cross section of the fiber are made and tensile tests on fibers of 90 mm length are conducted. These investigations reveal that the cross-section of the fiber is rectangular with channels around which cells are distributed with visible lumens. They also reveal a Young's modulus of between 1.43 and 1.59 GPa, a maximum tensile stress ranging from 6.3 to 30.11 MPa, and an elongation of 0.4 to 2.1 %.

Keywords: Fibers; SEM Micrographs; Characteristics; Morphological ; Mechanical ; Neuropeltis acuminatas ; ndik kussa.