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Title: Future Requirements in the
Characterization of Continuous Fibre Reinforced Polymeric Composites
Moore and A. Cervenka
Completion Date: 2001 - project
There has been enormous activity in the field of continuous fibre
reinforced polymeric composites research particularly in the period
between 1980 and the present. There has also been quite a decline
in this activity in the last few years. Global economic and political
changes can readily account for these trends. Yet despite inaccuracies
in predicting certain aspects of future applications and growth
for these composites there does seem to be some certainty about
their future use. Much of the research activity has involved characterization
particularly associated with processing, properties and structure.
In addition, there remains plenty yet to explore. Many of the scientists
associated with IUPAC Working Party IV.2.1 have been directly or
consequentially involved with this research. As a body, this Working
Party is a considerable source of "know-how" in this area.
Perhaps more importantly this "know-how" also encompasses
a credible source of knowledge on what should be done in the future.
Therefore, the aim of this project is to articulate future requirements
in the characterization of these composites. In doing this we would
naturally wish to express our view from a position of strength (in
this case knowledge) but we do not wish to formally review or document
the state of the art. However, in expressing the future needs we
must reflect this with a credibility of current knowledge.
Previous series of reports published on the Characterization
of Finite Length Composites:
- Part I. Introductory Paper
Pure Appl. Chem., 69, pp.1693-1705, 1997
Part II. Mechanical Performance
of Injection Molded Composites
Pure Appl. Chem., 69, pp.1707-1723, 1997
Part III. Studies on
Thin Sections Extracted from Moldings (WAFERS)
Pure Appl. Chem., 69, pp.1725-1740, 1997
Part IV. Structural Studies
on Injection Molded Composites
Pure Appl. Chem., 69, pp.2523-2539, 1997
Part V. Modelling of
Pure Appl. Chem., 69, pp.1741-1751, 1997
Part VI. Rheological
Studies of Materials Based on the Polypropylene Matrix
Pure Appl. Chem., 69, pp.2541-2565, 1997
Part VII. Rheological
studies of processed polypropylene-glass composites [see to project
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