Design, Manufacturing and Applications of Composites 2010

Proceedings of the Eighth Joint Canada-Japan Workshop on Composites, July 26-29, 2010, Montreal and Boucherville, Quebec, Canada

Edited by: Anh Dung Ngo, Johanne Dennault, Asami Nakai, Tohru Morii, Suong V. Hoa and Hiroyuki Hamada

ISBN: 978-1-60595-028-0, ©2010, 466 pages, 6×9, soft cover

  • New advances in nanocomposites, specialized fibers, smart composites and green composites
  • Covers braiding, electrospinning, injection molding and their monitoring

Based on a conference sponsored by the Ecole de technologie superieure and the National Research Council of Canada, this series volume comprises new and unpublished presentations on natural fiber and bioresin composites, as well as on smart materials and advanced carbon-carbon composites and other materials now being developed by Japanese and Canadian scientists. The book presents information on composite fabrication, ranging from lab-scale experiments to design, manufacturing, and testing. Application areas include bridge cables, reinforcement of concrete, wind turbine blades and more.

Preface

GREEN AND NANOCOMPOSITES I

  • Advanced Green Composites and Nanocomposites: New Industrial Biomaterials from Biorefinery
  • Tensile Properties of Sliver-Based Unidirectional Green Composites with Fluctuation in Fiber Orientation
  • Characterization of Polypropylene Composites Reinforced with Flax Fibers Treated by Mechanical and Alkali Method
  • Effect of Water Environment on Jute/Polypropylene Composites
  • Novel, Low-Cost Water Hyacinth-Polyester Composites Part 1: Processing, Mechanical Properties and FTIR Spectroscopy
  • Development of Natural Fiber-Reinforced High Temperature Thermoplastic Composites
  • MDF Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composites

GREEN AND NANOCOMPOSITES II

  • Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposites Fabricated by Resin Infusion with Bioresin and Natural Fibers
  • Measurement of Cure Index of Nano Carbon Composites by an Optical Fiber Sensor with Dual Light Sources
  • Polyethylene/Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposites
  • Low Linear Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)/Nanoclay Composites: Process Parameters and Mechanical Properties
  • Effect of Addition of Nanoclays on Properties of Vinyl Ester

NANOCOMPOSITES-METAL COMPOSITES

  • Electrospun Nanocomposite Fibres: Processing, Properties and Applications
  • Structure and Properties of Superparamagnetic Composite Nanofibre
  • Fatigue Damage and Life Evaluation of Particle-Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites of Al6061/Al2O3 and Al6061/SiC under Uniaxial and Multiaxial Loading Conditions
  • Low Pressure Infiltration of Molten Aluminum Alloy to C/C Preform with Nickel Plating
  • Fabrication and Characterization of Unidirectional Cf/Al Composites
  • Tensile Strength and Fracture Behavior of Partially Siliconized Carbon-Carbon Composite Up to 2273 K

CHARACTERIZATION I

  • Consolidation Quality and Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastic Composite Manufactured by Pull-Braiding
  • The Effects of Hygrothermal Aging on Mode II Delamination Propagation in G40-800/5276-1 Graphite/Epoxy Composite
  • In-Line Compounding of Direct Long Fibre Thermoplastics: Injection Versus Compression Moulding

CHARACTERIZATION II

  • Using Fiber Optic Strain Sensors for Elevated Temperature Fatigue Testing of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
  • Free Vibration Analysis of Delaminated Layered Beams: A Dynamic Finite Element (DFE) Technique
  • Low-Speed Impact Test for Foam Supported Composite Laminates
  • Determination of Interlaminar Crack Initiation Criteria Envelope in Composite Materials Using Acoustic Emission Monitoring

CHARACTERIZATION III

  • Effect of Interfacial Property on CF/PP Continuous Fiber Reinforcement Thermoplastic Composite
  • Suppression of Delamination Propagation in Carbon/Epoxy Laminates by the Use of Superelastic Stitching Wires: Preliminary Results
  • Tensile Properties of New Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite Laminates Produced by the Filament Winding Wet Technique

MANUFACTURING I

  • Detection System of Foreign Object in Injection Molding Products
  • Thermoelastic Spring-in of Curved Composite Parts Manufactured by Flexible Injection
  • Laser-Ultrasonics and Laser-Tapping for the Inspection of Aerospace Composite Structures

MANUFACTURING II

  • Long Fiber Thermoplastic PET Composites: Fiber Content and Consolidation Pressure
  • Smart Composites-—Applications and Perspectives
  • Optimal Production Planning for Composite Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing

DESIGN

  • Increase of Bending Strength and Maximum Deflection of Concrete Reinforced with CFRP Strip
  • Influence of CFRP Cable Design on Structural Performance of Hybrid Long Span Cable Stayed Bridges
  • Manufacturing of Everyday Items Using Composite Materials with Japanese Mingei Design Influences

MECHANICS OF COMPOSITES

  • Damage Accumulation and Failure of Composite Laminates with an Open Hole Under Compression
  • Free Vibration and Buckling Response of Width-Tapered Laminated Composite Beam-Columns Using Rayleigh-Ritz Method
  • An Exact Dynamic Stiffness Matrix (DSM) Formulation for Free Vibration Analysis of Delaminated Beams
  • Non-Linear Buckling Analysis of Tapered Curved Composite Plates
  • Relationship Between Impact Characteristics and Take-Off Action in the Rugby Tackle by Players with Different Age and Competitive Level

Author Index

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