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Tailored Material Properties Using Textile Composites, Christopher M. Pastore Nov 2017

Tailored Material Properties Using Textile Composites, Christopher M. Pastore

Kanbar College Faculty Papers

Lightweighting is essential for the reduction of energy consumption in transportation. The most common approach is through the application of high specific strength and stiffness materials, such as composites and high performance aluminum alloys. One of the challenges associated with the use of advanced materials is the high cost. This paper explores the opportunities of using hybrid composites (glass and carbon, for example) with selective fiber placement to optimize the weight subject to price constraints for given components.

Considering the example of a hat-section for hood reinforcement, different material configurations were modeled and developed. The required thickness of the hat ...


Biochar Derived From Cotton Fiber Feedstock: Characterization Of Material And Potential For Adsorptive Capacity, Lucas Marshall, William Wei, Megan Fuller Apr 2017

Biochar Derived From Cotton Fiber Feedstock: Characterization Of Material And Potential For Adsorptive Capacity, Lucas Marshall, William Wei, Megan Fuller

CSHLA Scholar Day

Introduction

Anthropogenic contaminants in surface waters have increased in complexity as the use of chemicals in all sectors of society has grown [1]. Water scarcity and quality issues will require robust, low-cost, and sustainable solutions.

Biochars are particularly compelling as adsorptive solids because they repurpose wastes [2, 3] from other industries and are often carbon neutral, if not carbon negative. Cotton is the most common cellulosic fiber on the global fiber market, and as such, a significant contributor to municipal waste streams [4]. This research investigates the use of undyed, unbleached, 100% cotton muslin fabric as the fuel for making ...