Nanocomposites for vehicle structural applications

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dc.contributor.author Njuguna, James A. K. -
dc.contributor.author Silva, Francesco -
dc.contributor.author Sachse, Sophia -
dc.contributor.editor Lin, T -
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-24T05:02:32Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-24T05:02:32Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-14T00:00:00Z -
dc.identifier.citation James Njuguna, Francesco Silva and Sophia Sachse, Nanocomposites for Vehicle Structural Applications, in Nanofibers - Production, Properties and Functional Applications, Tong Lin (Ed), 2011, Chapter 19, pages 401-434, ISBN 978-953-307-420-7.
dc.identifier.isbn 978-953-307-420-7 -
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/8126
dc.description.abstract Advancements in the nanotechnology industry promise to offer improvements in capabilities across a spectrum of applications. This is of immense strategic importance to the high performance sector which has historically leveraged technological advances. The uses of polymer nanocomposites in structures have several predictable impacts on structural design and applications, primarily by providing a safer, faster, and eventually cheaper transportation in the future. In this chapter, special attention is focused on the reinforcement of key properties of polymer nanocomposites for potential high performance structural applications. Further insight is provided on developments in both theoretical and experimental investigations providing valuable fundamental elements in strength and stiffness, impact resistant and energy absorption performance, thermal properties, age and durability performance and structural health monitoring of polymer nanocomposites for vehicular structural needs. A brief overview of modeling and simulation of nano-reinforced materials is also given reflecting its importance in vehicular structures. en_UK
dc.language.iso en_UK -
dc.title Nanocomposites for vehicle structural applications en_UK
dc.type Book chapter -


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