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Fig. 8 SEM micrographs for untreated caroá fiber: a 2009 and b 30009 studies reported in the literature for similar systems [16, 18, 24, 38, 47]. Some authors attribute the increase in the water sorption by polymer composites reinforced with vegetable fiber to the hydrophilic nature and the permeability of this type of reinforcement and also to the sample surface area exposed to water. Capillarity effects and the interfacial area between fiber and matrix may contribute too. Figure 9 also shows that water sorption for all composites increase with the area/volume ratio and temperature (Table 1).

In this equation, the coefficients bn , bm and bk are the socalled eigenvalues. They are obtained as follows: Cosðbn R1 Þ ¼ 0 ð15Þ Cosðbm R2 Þ ¼ 0 ð16Þ Cosðbk R3 Þ ¼ 0 ð17Þ The average moisture content can be calculated by the following equation: 1 X 1 X 1 2 2 " À Me X À½b2 MðtÞ n þbm þbk ŠDt ¼ Bn Bm Bk :e Mo À Me n¼1 m¼1 k¼1 ð18Þ where Bn ¼ Bm ¼ Bk ¼ 2 ðbn R1 Þ2 2 ðbm R2 Þ2 2 ðbk R3 Þ2 ð19Þ ð20Þ ð21Þ It may be difficult to obtain the analytical solution of a partial differential equation with a high level of complexity, for example, when variable thermophysical properties are used.

32] studied water absorption of wood plastic composites. They concluded that water absorption in these composites follows the kinetics of a Fickian diffusion process. Czél and Czigány [34] in their study of water absorption of glass fiber/polyester composite pipes concluded that the Fickian diffusion model did not fit the absorption curves, but a special explicit, asymptotically correct function based on the LucasWashburn equation was found to approximate the water uptake process. In some cases, in order to take into consideration three-dimensional problems, some researchers use analytical solutions applicable for long times which greatly simplify the problem [35–37].

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