Engineering Properties


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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.

Functional gradient scaffolds capable of dual drug spatiotemporal release

Yuanyuan Liu, Hongchen Yu, Yi Liu, Gang Liang, Ting Zhang, and Qingxi Hu
4 March 2016
A novel 3D bio-printing platform is integrated with a forming system that combines electrospinning and extrusion deposition to prepare drug-loaded structures.

Fabrication of poly(lactic acid) composites with improved tensile strength

Widsanusan Chartarrayawadee
24 February 2016
Functionalizing graphene oxide with steric acid increases its compatibility with poly(lactic acid), leading to improved tensile strength composites.

Reduced graphene oxide as a novel nanofiller for flexible polyurethane foams

Michał Strankowski, Łukasz Piszczyk, Paulina Kosmela, and Katarzyna Pacholska
16 February 2016
A new kind of carbon nanofiller can be used to achieve improved mechanical properties, such as apparent density, tensile strength, and elongation at break, of the modified materials.

Effects of surface modification on physical properties of bio-composites

Rajkumar Subbiah, Mohini Sain, Sanjay K. Nayak, and Jimi Tjong
11 January 2016
Treated sisal fiber-based materials exhibit permeability, resin flow direction, and tensile strength changes compared with untreated samples.