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Increasing the use of fibre-reinforced composites in the Sasol group of companies : a case study
A composite material comprises two or more materials with properties that are superior to those of the individual constituents. Composites have become important engineering materials, especially in the fields of chemical ...
The synthesis, structure and properties of polypropylene nanocomposites
Polymer nanocomposites may be defined as structures that are formed by infusing layered-silicate clay into a thermosetting orthermoplastic polymer matrix. The nanocomposites are normally particle-filled polymers for ...
Material characterisation for the modelling of the vacuum infusion process
Vacuum Infusion (VI) and Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) are liquid composite moulding processes used in the manufacture of components from composite materials. The composite material in this case consists of a resin matrix ...
The structural integrity of nanoclay filled epoxy polymer under cyclic loading
Fatigue crack initiation and propagation behaviour of CFRP have been of great importance because such composites are often used in engineering components that are subjected to continuous cyclic loading. The objective of ...