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December 14th, 2009

Transportation sector to benefit from new super strong, lightweight nanocomposites

Abstract:
In the new generation aircrafts of today, to save fuel and cut emissions, polymer composites are used extensively, for fuselage and other components. Several aerospace manufacturers had switched to weight-reducing composites but for a limited range of applications. CSIRO researchers have set themselves the goal of producing a new generation of super-strong, lightweight polymer composite materials for use in aircraft, road vehicles, trains and ferries. The team is designing and testing even lighter and stronger polymer composites with improved mechanical properties that allow greater design flexibility and down-gauging of wall thickness for additional weight savings.

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