A study of the feasibility of advanced hybrid thermoplastic composites for aerospace and automotive applications

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Marcus, Kashif en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Ofosu, Osei en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-31T10:21:24Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-31T10:21:24Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ofosu, O. 2008. A study of the feasibility of advanced hybrid thermoplastic composites for aerospace and automotive applications. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4957
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 132-144).
dc.description.abstract The development of new technologies and the demand for improved performance has resulted in the need for materials with high specific strength and stiffness. Fibre reinforced polymer materials have found increased application in the automotive and aerospace industries by virtue of their excellent specific properties, good corrosion resistance, toughness and fatigue properties. This study aimed at the feasibility of developing an advanced hybrid thermoplastic composite for aerospace and automotive applications. This was done by first researching the types and functions of current thermoplastic composites used in the aerospace and the automotive industries. Thereafter, an advanced thermoplastic resin was selected as matrix to develop the hybrid composites which were then characterised by mechanical and physical testing. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Materials Engineering en_ZA
dc.title A study of the feasibility of advanced hybrid thermoplastic composites for aerospace and automotive applications en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Centre for Materials Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Ofosu, O. (2008). <i>A study of the feasibility of advanced hybrid thermoplastic composites for aerospace and automotive applications</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Centre for Materials Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4957 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Ofosu, Osei. <i>"A study of the feasibility of advanced hybrid thermoplastic composites for aerospace and automotive applications."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Centre for Materials Engineering, 2008. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4957 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Ofosu O. A study of the feasibility of advanced hybrid thermoplastic composites for aerospace and automotive applications. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Centre for Materials Engineering, 2008 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4957 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Ofosu, Osei AB - The development of new technologies and the demand for improved performance has resulted in the need for materials with high specific strength and stiffness. Fibre reinforced polymer materials have found increased application in the automotive and aerospace industries by virtue of their excellent specific properties, good corrosion resistance, toughness and fatigue properties. This study aimed at the feasibility of developing an advanced hybrid thermoplastic composite for aerospace and automotive applications. This was done by first researching the types and functions of current thermoplastic composites used in the aerospace and the automotive industries. Thereafter, an advanced thermoplastic resin was selected as matrix to develop the hybrid composites which were then characterised by mechanical and physical testing. DA - 2008 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2008 T1 - A study of the feasibility of advanced hybrid thermoplastic composites for aerospace and automotive applications TI - A study of the feasibility of advanced hybrid thermoplastic composites for aerospace and automotive applications UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4957 ER - en_ZA


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