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...
Article - 27 Nov 2001
Fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) concrete provides an alternative to steel reinforced concrete. It overcomes corrosion problems, possesses high strength and low stiffness and cracks in the matrix are...
Article - 15 Feb 2001
This article discusses thermoplastic composites and how they have overtaken aluminum as the production material of choice in the aviation and transportation industries.
Article - 27 May 2003
Polyaramid fiber is an infusible, wholly aromatic polymer that can strictly be described as nylon T, T – but rarely is. Manufactured only as a fiber (by solution spinning) and is characterized by high...
Article - 26 May 2003
Properties are provided for a polyaramid fibre reinforced polyphenylene sulphide matrix polymer matrix composite.