Article - 18 Feb 2003
Aluminium has many useful properties in building and coonstruction. Of these security is a key property. In contact with fire it has desirable mode of behaviour which is explained. It also makes good...
Article - 14 Feb 2001
Engineering thermoplastics are generally amorphous or semi-crystalline. The differences between these two types of materials are explained.
Article - 16 Feb 2001
Laminated glass comprises layers of glass in a “sandwich-type” arrangement, in which a layer of flexible polymeric material is sandwiched between two layers of glass.
The different behaviours of plate or window glass, tempered glass and bullet proof glass when shot are demostrated. Each has a totally different response. Watch the video to see how they all perform.
News - 4 Jan 2007
Vistasp Karbhari, a professor of structural engineering at UC San Diego, has developed fiber-reinforced polymer composites as strong, lightweight materials for aerospace, automotive, civil and marine...
News - 31 Jul 2013
Any iAny idea what Izod impact is? Perhaps something to do with preppie shirts?
Actually, it's a test – a strength test for determining how "impact resistant" something...
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...
News - 29 Apr 2015
A team of researchers headed by Dr. Jas Sanghera of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have been involved in a research spanning over 10 years to create transparent spinel, a special ceramic...
Article - 14 Nov 2018
This article discusses fiber-reinforced plastics and their applications.
Article - 14 May 2018
Fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP), also known as fiber-reinforced polymers, are a category of composite plastics specifically using fiber materials to mechanically augment the elasticity and strength of...