Glass-Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics (GRT) research

M. A. Dweib, Conchur O Bradaigh

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The increasing importance of Glass-Reinforced Thermoplastic (GRT) materials, especially in the automotive industry, has led the Composites Research Unit (CRU) at the National University of Ireland, Galway, to focus on this area. NUI, Galway, has carried out research in composite materials for about 20 years and established many industrial partnerships. In particular, the CRU's works have focused on the flow behaviour of GRT materials under compression, that had previously been the subject of an international conference held at NUI Galway. Among others, the research team led by Dr Conchúr Ó Brádaigh has carried out fundamental investigations of the flow behaviour under compression of the GRT-melt material and comparisons of the main properties of the moulded specimens versus the original sheets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-76
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer Composites
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 1998

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