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Studies in the Area of Materials Science Reported from DRDO (Processing, structure and flexural strength of CNT and carbon fibre reinforced,...

July 1, 2014



Studies in the Area of Materials Science Reported from DRDO (Processing, structure and flexural strength of CNT and carbon fibre reinforced, epoxy-matrix hybrid composite)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- A new study on Materials Science is now available. According to news originating from Andhra Pradesh, India, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Advanced materials such as continuous fibre-reinforced polymer matrix composites offer significant enhancements in variety of properties, as compared to their bulk, monolithic counterparts. These properties include primarily the tensile stress, flexural stress and fracture parameters."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from DRDO, "However, till date, there are hardly any scientific studies reported on carbon fibre (C-f) and carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced hybrid epoxy matrix composites (unidirectional). The present work is an attempt to bring out the flexural strength properties along with a detailed investigation in the synthesis of reinforced hybrid composite. In this present study, the importance of alignment of fibre is comprehensively evaluated and reported. The results obtained are discussed in terms of material characteristics, microstructure and mode of failure under flexural (3-point bend) loading."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The study reveals the material exhibiting exceptionally high strength values and declaring itself as a material with high strength to weight ratio when compared to other competing polymer matrix composites (PMCs); as a novel structural material for aeronautical and aerospace applications."

For more information on this research see: Processing, structure and flexural strength of CNT and carbon fibre reinforced, epoxy-matrix hybrid composite. Bulletin of Materials Science, 2014;37(3):597-602. Bulletin of Materials Science can be contacted at: Indian Acad Sciences, C V Raman Avenue, Sadashivanagar, P B #8005, Bangalore 560 080, India. (Springer - www.springer.com; Bulletin of Materials Science - www.springerlink.com/content/0250-4707/)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from K.C. Shekar, DRDO, CEMILAC, Reg Center Military Airworthiness Mat, Hyderabad 500058, Andhra Pradesh, India. Additional authors for this research include M.S. Priya, P.K. Subramanian, A. Kumar, B.A. Prasad and N.E. Prasad.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Andhra Pradesh, Materials Science

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