Engineering

Improved applications for carbon fibers in concrete

Carbon fibers (CF) are now more frequently used in composite materials due to their extremely high rigidity and strength—in recent years, they are also increasingly used in the construction industry. For concrete, this ...

Engineering

Major climate benefits when ships 'fly' over the surface

Soon, electric passenger ferries crossing the sea by skimming above the surface may become a reality. At Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, a research team has created a unique method for further developing hydrofoils ...

Engineering

Could we make cars out of petroleum residue?

As the world struggles to improve the efficiency of cars and other vehicles in order to curb greenhouse gas emissions and improve the range of electric vehicles, the search is on for ever-lighter materials that are strong ...

Engineering

New composite sandwich beams inspired by woodpecker's head

Scientists at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) are using computational modeling to optimize the ability of composite sandwich beams to absorb strong impacts. They applied their approach to a beam design inspired by the ...

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