Engineering Properties

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Highly effective flame-retardant system for unsaturated polyester resin

Xingxing Shi, Saihua Jiang, and Xiangfang Peng
7 July 2016
In a novel approach, ammonium polyphosphate and aluminum hypophosphite are incorporated into unsaturated polyester composites to enhance their flame retardancy.

Investigating resonance in carbon-nanotube-reinforced composites

Rasool Moradi-Dastjerdi, Gholamhassan Payganeh, and Mehdi Tajdari
27 June 2016
The waviness of single-walled carbon nanotubes has a significant effect on the vibrational characteristics of functionally graded axisymmetric cylinders.

Novel solid-lubricant materials for multifunctional applications

Surojit Gupta, M. F. Riyad, Sujan Ghosh, and Ross Dunnigan
10 May 2016
The addition of thermodynamically stable nanolaminates to thermosets and thermoplastics improves the performance of polymer matrix composites.

Polyacrylamide-montmorillonite composite with improved properties

Tian-Hong Zhao, Ji-Yue Xing, Wan-Fen Pu, Zhi-Ming Dong, Cheng-Dong Yuan, Fa-Yang Jin, Guo-Feng Peng, and Ji-Jia Xia
3 May 2016
The high water absorption rates and poor long-term stability in high salinity of polymer-montmorillonite composites are ameliorated by introducing a polymerizable cationic hydrophobic monomer.

Carbide slag as a filler in poly(vinyl chloride)/wood composites

Shenghui Tian and Hui He
13 April 2016
Using an industrial waste as an inorganic filler in plastic/wood composites improves the fire and mechanical properties of the material, as well as reducing its financial and environmental cost.

High-strain-rate testing of reinforced polyetherether ketone

Stuart Brown and Jorgen Bergstrom
6 April 2016
A variety of techniques are used to test and understand how fiber-filled thermoplastics behave when impacted or subjected to high rates of deformation.

Highly flame retardant green composites using seashells

Hesham Moustafa, Nabila A. Darwish, Sophie Duquesne, and Ahmed M. Youssef
31 March 2016
Using ground seashell as a biofiller in an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer increases flame retardance.

Enhancing the dimensional stability and durability of wood polymer composites

Kaili Wang, Youming Dong, Yutao Yan, Shifeng Zhang, and Jianzhang Li
24 March 2016
Grafting polystyrene onto wood cell walls improves the interfacial compatibility between polymer and wood, and thus gives rise to better mechanical and hydrophobic properties.

New method for the design of high-performance polypropylene

Shuai Zhou and Zhong Xin
18 March 2016
Beta-form polypropylene can be produced through the introduction of a branching molecular architecture and by conducting crystallization under shear and rapid cooling conditions.

Predicting flow-induced stress during injection/compression molding

Wei Cao, Qian Zhang, Yanhui Qi, Guixiang Lu, and Changyu Shen
11 March 2016
A new approach, which combines the eXtended Pom-Pom finite element model and an arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian technique, is used to simulate stress levels at different points in a molded part.