Fatigue Fracture Properties Of Nanoclay And Wood Plastic Composites

Mohd Nur Azmi, Nordin (2015) Fatigue Fracture Properties Of Nanoclay And Wood Plastic Composites. PhD thesis, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka.

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Development of new advanced materials due the needs from the industries has placed a number of conditions such as light in weight, high durability and low production cost as a minimum prerequisite that are necessary to be full filled. The production of composite materials for example has put these elements as a main goal that is by combining two or more materials with different properties in order to give a performance in service which is superior to the properties of the individual materials. The composite materials have been used over centuries as construction materials - ancient Egyptians mixed the wheat straws with the Nil's mud to make bricks for their house, where the straws functioned as reinforcement to the mud to make the bricks strong, besides keep the house cool when it is hot in summer and vice versa. The implementation of the 'combining materials' idea bring interest to many people from various fields over the time until recent, which is known as a composite materials in the present-day. Fig. 1.1 illustrates the schematic of reinforcing and binding elements of composite materials. It is commonly use in many applications such as aerospace industry, where the high thermal shock resistance and excellent fracture toughness of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) material is applied for heat shield of the space vehicles, and also widely applied in automotives and as a material for sports equipments due to its light weight, tremendous elasticity and strength. Metal matrix composites (MMCs) are practically used for vehicle parts such as engine, rotors and disc brakes; because of relatively high thermal properties of the composite materials, and also commonly applied as a structure frames for many sports applications such as bicycles, rackets and as well as golf shafts.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Materials--Fatigue, Composite materials, Plastic-impregnated wood
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Library > Disertasi > FKM
Depositing User: Ahmad Tarmizi Abdul Hadi
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 04:23
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2016 04:23
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/16930
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