Article - 22 May 2006
The low velocity impact response of a range of foam based sandwich structures has been investigated using an instrumented falling weight impact tower. Shear fracture was found to occur in the PVC/PUR...
Article - 5 Jun 2002
Additives can provide a third phase to polymer matrix composites in addition to the reinforcement and matrix phases. Such materials may include fillers, fire retardants or external additives which can...
Article - 7 Feb 2020
Composite core materials are used for engineered structures. Find out which factors are important to consider when choosing composite core materials.
Article - 21 Jun 2004
The Panleplus project has produced a polymeric sandwich panel material based on recycled plastics. It is suited to use in commercial vehicles. Production, benefits and advantages of the lightweight...
Article - 23 May 2001
Aluminium, glass reinforced plastics and fibre reinforced composites are the main materials used in small commercial marine craft. Each of these materials has its place in the industry and its...
Article - 9 Nov 2018
This article discusses how polyurethane for lightweighting in aerospace and automotive applications.
Article - 12 Nov 2013
AZoM talks to Tom Smith and James Mondo about the unique properties and applications of thermoplastics, especially in the aerospace industry.
Article - 10 Oct 2014
Professor Andrew Alderson, Principle Research Fellow at the Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) at Sheffield Hallam University, talks to AZoM about his work with Auxetic Materials,...
Article - 20 May 2020
The Graphene Flagship project, funded by the European Commission with a total budget of €1 billion over 10 years (2013-2023), is investigating graphene to enhance the aviation industry. This article...
Article - 23 Jan 2017
Table tops are used as a platform for conducting several types of processes and measurements. They can be used as a mechanical reference between different components (such as lenses, lasers, film...