Thin Hybrid Hemp/Carbon Fiber Composites: Manufacturing, Flexural, and Impact Behavior

Luca Boccarusso, Fulvio Pinto, Konstantinos Myronidis, Dario De Fazio, Massimo Durante

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This work is focused on the manufacturing and mechanical characterization of hybrid thin laminates in which the reinforcement is a combination of woven carbon and hemp fibers. Two types of hemp fabrics that differ in areal density were adopted for the production of the hybrid samples in sandwich configuration (1.8 mm in thickness), and pure carbon laminates were fabricated as reference. An ad-hoc manufacturing process was presented, and low-velocity impacts (at 2 and 5 J) and flexural tests were carried out. The results proved that, depending on the required performance, two carbon plies can be replaced by one hemp ply without affecting the performance of the structure while at the same time enhancing its sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3914-3922
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Engineering and Performance
Issue number9
Early online date23 Mar 2023
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2023

Bibliographical note

Open access funding provided by Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II within the CRUI-CARE Agreement.


  • bending
  • CFRP
  • hemp
  • hybrid composites
  • LVI
  • natural fibers
  • thin laminates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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