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Technical Article Briefs

Modeling mixed-mode I-II delamination
Alfredo Morais, October 2013

A new model of crack propagation based on resistance to cross-section rotations from cohesive distributed moments successfully models failure of a moment-loaded cantilever beam.

Wheat-gluten biocomposite films reinforced with rice husk
Mehmet Sarikanat, Seyederfanhossein Emadi, Yoldas Seki , Kutlay Sever, September 2013

Adding a chitosan-polyethylene glycol plasticizer and a rice-husk filler to wheat-gluten films improves tensile strength and modulus, hardness, and water resistance.

Innovative fabrication of polymer/graphite conductive composites for heat dissipation
Mei Liang,, Huawei Zou, Shengtai Zhou, September 2013

Low-temperature expandable graphite can effectively improve the conductive properties of polymer-based composites.

Flexural and erosive properties of aviation composites
Egemen Avcu , Sinan Fidan, Onur Coban, Mustafa Ozgur Bora, Tamer Sinmazcelik, September 2013

Increasing the amount of titanium dioxide particle filler in a polyphenylene sulfide composite improves stiffness but reduces erosion resistance, and beyond 10% filler concentrations impairs flexural strength.

Strong nitrile butadiene rubber nanocomposites
Mengjiao Liu, September 2013

Novel nanocomposites filled with organo-montmorillonites by direct co-coagulation offer improved mechanical properties compared to pure butadiene rubber with tensile strength about five times higher.

Rheological characterization of wollastonite and glass fiber-reinforced polymers
Monica Naccache, September 2013

A comparison of the shear and extensional properties of glass and wollastonite fibers in composite materials shows that they increase the fluid elasticity, relaxation time, and storage modulus of composites.

Tough, biodegradable poly(L-lactic acid) polymer blends
Ahmed El-Hadi, September 2013

Blending poly(L-lactic acid) and polyhydroxybutyrate, with tributyl citrate as the plasticizer, increases molecular mobility and the rate of crystallization.

Mixed-matrix membranes for desalination of water
Lawrence Arockiasamy Dass, Mansour Alhoshan, Javed Alam, September 2013

Polyether sulfone membranes doped with iron oxide nanoparticles maintain salt rejection efficiency at high fluid flux.

Highly processable poly(vinyl chloride) by internal plasticization
Miquel Boix, Anton Santamaria, Eugenia Munoz, Itxaso Calafel , Ignacio Conde, Belen Pascual, September 2013

Triblock copolymers of poly(vinyl chloride) and poly(n-butyl acrylate) have better processing properties than poly(vinyl chloride) without the health problems associated with phthalate plasticizers.

Effect of compatibilization on polyethylene/thermoplastic starch blends
Abdulrasoul Oromiehie, Ismail Ghasemi , Saeed Mortazavi, August 2013

Reactive mixing of low-density polyethylene and thermoplastic starch increases the viscosity of the resulting material owing to formation of a network of dispersed phase droplets.

Influence of graphene oxide on the thermal properties of phenolic resin
Yongxin Chen, Zhengjun Yao, Jintang Zhou , Tishou Xu, Yibing Wu, August 2013

Addition of graphene oxide enhances the elasticity, stiffness, and tensile strength of phenolic resin, and improves its heat stability by nearly 30°C.

Cellulose nanocrystals from garlic stalks as reinforcing filler for bioplastics
Fumihiko Hirose, Bashir Ahmmad, Joel R. Salazar, Enna Richel De Leon, Jerico Buenaobra, Melissa B. Agustin, August 2013

Starch-based biocomposite films incorporating spherical cellulose nanocrystals from garlic stalks offer a novel application of an underused natural fiber.

Investigation of polyamide 6,6 composites reinforced with sized carbon fibers
Cem Ozkan, N. Gamze Karsli, Ayse Aytac , Veli Deniz, August 2013

Superior composite materials with better tensile fracture resistance and can be produced by choosing the correct sizing agent.

Totally bioresorbable stents with improved properties for cardiovascular disease
Jianting Dong, Lan Liao, Zhongyong Fan, Suming Li, Zhiqian Lu, August 2013

Semi-crystalline terpolymers prepared from L-lactide, trimethylene carbonate, and glycolide are promising materials for cardiovascular stents.

Rheology of polyamide 6 composites reinforced with microcrystalline cellulose
Douglas Bousfield, Douglas Gardner, Behzad Nazari, Alper Kiziltas, August 2013

Reinforcing a polyamide 6 matrix resulted in higher complex viscosities, storage modulus, and shear viscosities.

Lateritic ore improves epoxy composite performance
Huseyin Deveci, August 2013

Adding lateritic ore fillers to an epoxy resin matrix achieves better thermal stability and mechanical properties while lowering production costs.

Foam injection molding using nitrogen and carbon dioxide as co-blowing agents
Xiaofei Sun , Lih-Sheng Turng, August 2013

A novel microcellular injection molding approach using nitrogen and carbon dioxide significantly improves the morphology and mechanical properties of melts.

Nanostructured acrylic triblock copolymers as toughening agents for epoxy
Uttandaraman Sundararaj, Mohammad T. Bashar, Pierre Mertiny, August 2013

In thermosetting epoxy the presence of self-assembled triblock copolymer nanostructures contributed to a more than threefold increase in fracture energy for a modifier loading of 5% by weight.

Casting membranes for ionic polymer-metal composite actuators
Yongquan Wang, Hualing Chen, Yanjie Wang, August 2013

Using additives in the casting process introduces characteristics to Nafion membranes that enable the fabrication of ionic polymer-metal composite actuators with high conductivity and output force.

Applications and advantages of ß-crystalline polypropylene
Philip Jacoby, July 2013

A ß-nucleation additive makes it possible to obtain novel materials such as microporous films, as well as improve the properties and lower the cost of injection-molded and thermoformed parts.

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