Application and Future of Composite Materials: A Review

Garima Tripathi

Abstract


Materials play a significant role in the blooming of human civilization and country’s infrastructure. Composite materials have boundless engineering application where strength to weight ratio, low cost and ease of fabrication are required. For certain applications, the use of composite materials as compare to metals has in fact resulted in savings of both weight and cost. Some examples are cascades for engines, leaf spring, curved fairing and fillets, replacements for welded metallic parts, tubes, cylinders, ducts, blade containment bands, medical devices, electronic devices, sports goods, etc. In aerospace, approximately 50% of the airframe is made from composites due to their high specific strength, light weight and stiffness. The aim of this paper is to present the current scenario of application composites in industries and go towards the approach of composite material in future direction with its advantages, disadvantages and applications in industrial machinery. This paper also shows the properties, characteristics, challenges, opportunities and future demand of composite material towards industrial environment.

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