Article - 27 Aug 2001
The acceptance of fibre reinforced plastic composites (FRP's) by the automotive industry has been limited somewhat by a lack of understanding of impact properties. The advantages of these materials...
Article - 23 Oct 2003
The Dutch solar car Nuna II won the 2003 solar car challenge setting a new record thanks to a combination of space age materials. These included gallium arsenide, carbon fibre and aramid fibres....
Article - 22 May 2003
Chemical, physical and thermal properties are provided for polyaramid polymetaphenylene isophthalamide, also known as Nomex. Applications and availabel forms are also detailed.
Article - 8 May 2003
StormRoom is a kevlar reinforced room that can be built into homes to protect people from tornados. Posted May 7 2003
Article - 26 Sep 2002
Protective equipment is used in everything from day to day acativities to sports to military applications. Materials that are used in these applications are looked at, as well as design, ergonomics...
Article - 20 May 2002
Composites are common place in automotive and aerospace applications, however they have not been exploited in building and construction. LTM provides a technology and advantages that could potentially...
Article - 7 Sep 2001
Electron beam curing is a viable and advantageous alternative to thermal curing for polymer matrix composites. Although it requires special materials it is faster, cheaper, can be used on thicker...
Article - 20 Apr 2001
This article briefly describes what thermoset composites are, provides properties of some common examples and outlines design considerations and market trends.
Article - 26 Feb 2001
Materials such as titanium alloys (Ti6Al4V) and the evolution of turbine blade design are described. Future materials devlopments such as the move to carbon composites are also discussed.
Article - 8 May 2001
Component materials for thermosetting composites are described. Reinforcement materials include glass, carbon, aramid and other fibres, while matrix include polyester, epoxy, vinyl ester and...