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Author Sachithanadam, Mahesh, author.

Title Silica aerogel composites : novel fabrication methods / Mahesh Sachithanadam, Sunil Chandrakant Joshi.

Published Singapore : Springer, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 139 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series Engineering Materials, 1612-1317
Engineering materials, 1612-1317
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Aerogels Today and Market Outlook -- Fabrication of Novel Silica Aerogel Composites -- Brittle to Ductile Transition in Aerogel Composites -- Mechanical Properties of Aerogel Composites -- Thermal Performance of Aerogel Composites -- Magnetic Properties of Aerogel Composites -- Conclusions and Futuristic Applications -- Appendix for MATLAB Codes.
Summary This book explores the improvement in thermal insulation properties of protein-based silica aerogel composites fabricated by a novel, inexpensive and feasible method. The resulting material exhibits polymeric foam behavior including high compressibility, super-hydrophobic qualities and excellent strain recovery in addition to low thermal conductivity. The fabrication methodologies are explained in great detail and represented in flowcharts for easy reference and understanding. This monograph gives readers a new perspective on composite fabrication using methods other than the traditional ones and explores the endless ways of altering the composition to modify the properties of the silica aerogel composites. Applications for this novel composite are diverse and range from those in the pharmaceutical and aerospace industries to the oil and gas industries.
Other author Joshi, Sunil Chandrakant, author.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Aerogels.
Silica gel.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789811004407 (electronic bk.)
9811004404 (electronic bk.)
9811004382 (print)
9789811004384 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-981-10-0440-7