Sustain ability of fiber reinforced composites: Status and vision for future

Devi K. Kalla, P. S. Dhanasekaran, Bangwei Zhang, Ramazan Asmatulu

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Abstract

Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite products offer many significant environmental benefits such as light weight, Superior mechanical properties, Extended service life, Low maintenance and resistance to corrosion. But until now it has been difficult to compare sustainability of different FRP materials and production for processes. Concern for the environment, Both in terms of limiting the use of finite resources and the need to manage waste disposal, Has led to increasing pressure to recycle materials. This paper focuses on two issues that must be addressed to ensure continued growth in FRP usage is the disposal of waste generated during product manufacturing and the disposal of the products at the end of their useful life. The major cost drivers for FRPs are labor and raw materials. The use of recycled FRPS offers low-cost raw materials. This paper presents a review of the current status and outlook of FRP composites recycling and re-manufacturing techniques. A future vision for the use of FRP composites with sustainability applications is underway at many university research institutes and in industries. This paper will also state the sustainability problems of fiber reinforced composite products, And potential solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011
Pages167-173
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
EventASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2011Nov 17 2011

Publication series

NameASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011
Volume3

Other

OtherASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period11/11/1111/17/11

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