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Fracture properties of fibre and nano reinforced composite structures
Interlaminar cracking or delamination is an inherent disadvantage of composite materials. In this study the fracture properties of nano and fibre-reinforced polypropylene and epoxy composite structures are examined. These ...
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 ...
Methodologies for the optimization of fibre-reinforced composite structures with manufacturing uncertainties
Fibre Reinforced Plastics (FRPs) have been used in many practical structural applications due to their excellent strength and weight characteristics as well as the ability for their properties to be tailored to the ...