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  1. Development of Fiber Microstructure during Processing of Discontinuous Fiber Reinforced Composite Products

    19 Apr 2024

    Discontinuous fiber-reinforced composites are a special subcategory of composite materials that are used, due to the ability to process them into parts and structures of complex shape in an automated fashion via compression and injection molding, as well as extrusion processes. Discontinuous...

  2. Bottom-up Composites Materials Design for Multifunctionality

    02 Apr 2024 | Contributor(s):: Ajit K Roy

    There are ample of evidence of materials hybridization at scale, even in nature, yields optimal respond to specific functions. In structural materials, hierarchical materials hybridization accounting for defects or porosity would offer optimal performance at reduced materials mass. Similar...

  3. Composites in Sports: A Testbed for Cutting-edge Technologies

    01 Mar 2024 | Contributor(s):: Jan-Anders Mansson

    The use of new materials to enhance sports performance is inevitable, and the development of sports equipment and apparel stands as a significant industry. Frequently, cutting-edge materials like composites find extensive use in sports equipment and are often introduced on the playing field long...

  4. US-COMP: Next Generation of Composites Materials for Crewed Deep Space Missions

    15 Dec 2023 | Contributor(s):: Greg Odegard

    Current state-of-the-art composite materials are not light/strong enough for crewed missions to Mars and beyond. Structural components of deep space vehicles require lighter/stronger materials for fuel efficiency. The NASA Space Technologies Research Institute (STRI) for Ultra-Strong Composites...

  5. Structural Self-sensing Based on Measuring the Resistance, Capacitance or Inductance of the Structural <aterial, Without Sensor Incorporation

    06 Nov 2023 | Contributor(s):: Deborah Chung

    Structural self-sensing refers to a structural material sensing itself without sensor incorporation. Compared to sensor incorporation, advantages include low cost, high durability, large sensing volume and the mechanical properties being not degraded. The self-sensing ability makes the structural...