Creation and Characterization of Ceramic/Polymer Bi-Continuous Composite Material for Hot-Bitumen Pipeline Coating

  • Author / Creator
    Wagner, Sean P
  • Current composite materials base their capabilities from the dispersion of discrete reinforcing materials throughout a matrix. This method places too much reliance on the surface bond between matrix and reinforcing phase. By employing two continuous, interpenetrating materials, it is theorized that each material will be able to act as a bulk material and enjoy the benefits of reinforcement via the bond with the other material, creating a material that responds favourably to situations requiring hardness and elasticity by utilizing the properties of each comprising material selectively.

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  • Graduation date
    Spring 2015
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  • Degree
    Master of Science
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