ICEM 17 – 17th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics Rhodes, Greece, July 3-7, 2016
Special Session on Novel Composites from Recycled Materials
The session on Novel Composites from Recycled Materials includes processing and characterization of composites manufactured from recycled materials. These composites exhibit light weight and high strength, while having a low manufacturing cost. Industry has seen an increasing demand for high performance, low cost materials, as well as energy-saving production techniques.
As engineers, we are challenged to design with confidence for the long-term performance applications. Many composites manufactured from recycled materials, such as scrap rubber, recycled thermoplastic, scrap metallic (aluminum, bronze, etc.) chips, offer the light weight, strength and durability needed for aircraft and automotive applications.
Currently these composites often are made up of thermosets reinforced with ground scrap materials, producing tough, corrosion resistant parts. Machining chips are being used as the metal matrix for composites through sintering, casting, and thixoforming. Recycled glass and carbon fibers are being used as fillers in resin, with recycled rubber, plastic, wood, asphalt, or polymers to improve the mechanical properties for certain applications.
Abstract Deadline: July 31, 2105
Abstract Submission: http://www.icem17.org/
- Emin Bayraktar
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
- Ibrahim Miskioglu
Michigan Technological University, USA