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Reuse of cured epoxy as a reinforcement in an epoxy composite
This article discusses the reuse of a thermoset-based epoxy polymer. In this method, cured epoxy polymer is ground to powder of particle size ranging from 1 to 30 μm. The ground epoxy is then filled in an epoxy polymer to ...
Towards greener infrastructure
Comparison between conditions of major roads within and outside the port of Durban
Over the past years road traffic has increased at the Port of Durban. Due to the lack of maintenance, this has resulted in road deterioration. Roads are considered as the most important transport mode at the Port of Durban. ...
Rea Vaya : South Africa’s first bus rapid transit system
Today, both the public and private transport sectors are facing challenges as a result of an increase in vehicle ownership and the suburbanisation of both firms and residences in the world. In the past, public transport ...
A computational methodology to select the optimal material combination in laminated composite pressure vessels
A methodology to select the best material combination and optimally design laminated composite pres-sure vessels is described. The objective of the optimization is to maximize the critical internal pressure subject to cost ...
A procedure to select the best material combinations and optimally design composite sandwich cylindrical shells for minimum mass
A methodology to select the best material combination and optimally design composite sandwich cylinders having fibre reinforced skins and low density cores for minimum mass is described. Sandwich constructions generally ...
Optimal design of fibre-reinforced laminated plates accounting for manufacturing uncertainty
A procedure to design symmetrically laminated plates under buckling loads for minimum weight with manufacturing uncertainty (tolerance) in the ply angle and plate thickness, which are the design variables, is described. A ...
A procedure to select the best material combinations and optimally design hybrid composite plates for minimum weight and cost
(Taylor & Francis, 1997)
The optimal layup with least weight or cost for a symmetrically laminated plate subject to a buckling load is determined using a hybrid composite construction. A hybrid construction provides further tailoring capabilities ...
A methodology to design fibre reinforced laminated composite structures for maximum strength
A procedure to select the optimal fibre orientations and determine the maximum load carrying capacity of symmetrically laminated fibre reinforced composite structures is described. Cylindrical shells subject to combinations ...