Binding and bonding characteristics of silica aerogels.
Date of Issue2012
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Silica aerogel has been explored as possible filler for use in composite sandwich structure. This field of study has been inspired by the excellently low density of aerogel and hence a potential candidate to improve strength-to-weight ratio in composite sandwich structure. Previous research has shown that aerogel granules tend to decrease the peel strength of sandwich structure when used as fillers; hence aerogel blocks are suggested as a probable improvement.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University