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Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) are an emerging green nanomaterial with a unique property set that permits its use to enhance traditional materials in various ways. One of the main focuses has been to impart the incredible mechanical stiffness of these nano particles into conventional thermoplastic...
Development of an experimental setup for measuring vacuum decay in dual-wall fiber-reinforced composite pipesDownload
Thermal management and energy input are required to maintain working fluids, i.e., liquefied natural gas, liquid nitrogen, and multi-phase fluids within their optimal working conditions. Increasing a pipes’ thermal resistance, e.g., utilizing vacuum insulation, is one method of minimizing energy...
Examination of Braided Composite Geometric Factors Using Three Dimensional Digital Image Correlation Measurement TechniquesDownload
The objective of this thesis is to develop and validate an optical measurement tool for composite braided structures and use this tool to examine important variables, braid radius and angle, under tensile loading and to perform initial studies. Current deformation measurement techniques used on...
A tubular braided composite bone cast for improving the efficiency and quality of bone fracture treatment is investigated. Finite element analysis was used to evaluate stress concentrations in fracture sites supported with plate and tubular casts. The stress in a plated bone is 768 % of that in a...
The temperature distribution of a flame-sprayed metallic layer on glass fiber-reinforced epoxy flat plates was determined experimentally, analytically, and numerically. The composite samples consisted of flat composite glass fiber-epoxy plates fabricated by filament winding, a layer of garnet...
Predicting the Elastic Properties of Two Dimensionally Braided Tubular Composite Structures Towards the Design of Braid-Reinforced Polymer Medical CathetersDownload
Two-dimensionally (2D) braided tubular composites have been utilized in a wide range of applications including medical equipment such as braided stents and catheters. Catheters are long flexible tubes used in catheterization procedures, such as angiography and ablations. In this thesis,...
Steel has traditionally been used as the material of choice for concrete reinforcement, due in part to its combination of high strength, stiffness, and ductility. However, steel rebar is susceptible to corrosion when exposed to moisture and salts, which can lead to delamination between the steel...