ITEC130 research report

ITEC130 research report - Jake Terefenko ITEC 130 Research...

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Jake Terefenko ITEC 130 Research Report 3/5/08 Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics Fiberglass reinforced plastic is made of a plastic reinforced with fine fibers of glass. Both of these materials work together, each complimenting the others weaknesses. For example plastics are strong in compressive forces but weak in tensile strength and the glass fibers are strong in tensile strength but are not strong against compression. By combining these two materials together it makes one material that resists compressive and tensile forces. Fiberglass reinforced plastics, or FRPs, also use other ingredients like fillers, catalysts, ultra-violet inhibitors, and pigments. FRPs were invented for a non- metallic alternative to traditional materials like wood, concrete, aluminum, and the many types of steel. Fiberglass reinforced plastics are made through a process called pultrusion. Through this method of manufacturing you get one of the strongest most durable FRP possible. The biggest benefit of pultrusion is the flexibility of the process.
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