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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 ...
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 ...
An improved finite element model for vibration and control simulation of smart composite structures with embedded piezoelectric sensor and actuator
This thesis details a study conducted to investigate the dynamic stability of an existing active control model (ACFl) of a composite structure embedded with a piezoelectric sensor and actuator for the purpose of vibration ...
Development of prototype UCAV airframe components using advanced composite materials
The study presented here addresses the design of the composite wing and canard structures for an -un-inh-ab-it-ed-combat air vehicle. The desian philosophy is based on a ~- combination of finite element analysis and ...