A Comprehensive Review of Banana Fiber-Reinforced Composites

Properties, Processing and Applications


  • Shresht Singh Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India 576104
  • Nithesh Naik Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India 576104
  • Nilakshman Sooriyaperakasam Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka 10400
  • Tejas Iyer Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India 576104
  • Chirag Agarwal Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India 576104
  • Jeswanthi Tirupathi Department of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India 576104
  • Mahmood Al Abdali Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 34, Al-Khod, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman 123




Banana fiber-reinforced composites, Mechanical properties, Thermal properties, Processing techniques, Sustainable applications


Banana fiber-reinforced composites are a promising area of research due to their sustainable and renewable nature and physical and mechanical properties. This comprehensive review article analyzed the physical structure, chemical composition, and mechanical properties of banana fibers and the processing methods and challenges associated with their use. The review also covers the different variants of banana fiber-reinforced composites, including their thermal and mechanical properties, current and future applications, and the implications for researchers, engineers, and manufacturers interested in exploring the potential of these materials. The study found that the mechanical properties of banana fiber composites depend on various factors, such as fiber length, diameter, and loading, as well as the type of matrix used. However, more research is needed to understand the full potential of banana fiber-reinforced composites and to address challenges such as the inconsistent quality of fibers and the lack of standardization in processing methods. Despite these challenges, the review highlights the potential for these composites to play an important role in sustainable and eco-friendly construction and manufacturing applications.


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How to Cite

S. Singh, “A Comprehensive Review of Banana Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Properties, Processing and Applications”, J. Comput. Mech. Manag, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 22–33, Dec. 2022.



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Received 2022-09-13
Accepted 2022-12-02
Published 2022-12-31

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