Composite Materials Design and Applications. Daniel Gay, Stephen W. Tsai, Suong V. Hoa

Composite Materials Design and Applications

ISBN: 1587160846,9781587160844 | 523 pages | 14 Mb

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Composite Materials Design and Applications Daniel Gay, Stephen W. Tsai, Suong V. Hoa
Publisher: CRC Press

9:42 a.m., March 13, 2013--The U.S. Without any further chemical application, it is nevertheless very hardwearing and boasts a unique look. Materials scientists are designing composite materials from the micron level, developing metamaterials engineered at much finer scales and rapidly prototyping nanoscale materials for myriad applications. In this special showcase feature, we take a look at the latest designs and innovations to come out of the Milan Design week that use composite materials. Successful application avoids errors, reduces the number of iteration loops needed to validate new designs, saves on prototyping costs, and shortens development times. Edgar Stach, professor of architecture, and assistant professors of architecture Kihong Ku and Daniel Chung will research how digitally-driven manufacturing of composite materials can assist architects in designing stable, complex-shaped buildings. The designers also used fabrics made of the sustainable wool yarn that will feature in the BMW i seat upholstery. Mark Mirotznik (left) and Shridhar Yarlagadda work at the computerized loom in the Composites Manufacturing Science Laboratory at UD, which enables the researchers to make a broad array of custom composite fabrics for multifunctional structures. Using epoxies from natural sources, George and Messinger hope to develop new composites that can be used in a wide variety of applications, from building components to countertops, flooring and wallboards. CCM researchers design multifunctional materials for electromagnetic applications. In 1992, the Viper sports car won the SPI Composite Institute's Counterpoise Grand Design award for highest achievement in the use of composite materials. €�When we looked at the design it was obvious that the best material to use would be fiberglass reinforced polymer,” says Kreysler, chair of ACMA's Architectural Division – one of 12 Composites Growth Initiative (CGI) committees.