Development of machine-augmented composites for infrastructure applications

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The Aerospace Corporation , El Segundo, Calif
Smart materials., Composite materials -- Technological innovations., Seismic waves -- Dam
Other titlesMachine-augmented composites for infrastructure applications
Statementprepared by G.F. Hawkins ... [et al.].
ContributionsHawkins, Gary F., 1951-, California. Dept. of Transportation. Division of Research and Innovation., Aerospace Corporation.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTA418.9.S62 D48 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 100 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3453505M
LC Control Number2005364191
OCLC/WorldCa56581548

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Introduction to polymer matrix composites emergence and development of such composite materials is a classic example of this book,the classification of composite materials is shown in follows.

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Composite materials are one such File Size: KB. THE USE OF POLYMER COMPOSITES IN CONSTRUCTION M. Humphreys1 Abstract The construction sector is one of the world’s largest consumers of polymer composites. Unreinforced polymer composite materials have been used by the construction industry for many years in non-load bearing applications such as trimmings, kitchenware, vanities and cladding.

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