DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIAL OPTIMIZATION TECHNOLOGY FOR SMALL STRUCTURES
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IKUO TANABE, PAULO DA SILVA
Many innovative products with multi-functions and of excellent quality are being manufactured. Although new ideas, concepts and innovations emerge, products with higher properties remain the market’s favourite. Therefore, in this research, the material optimization technology for a small structure was developed and evaluated. Some small structures were desired for miniaturizing, weight and energy saving in the products. The concept of “material optimization” is a new and general idea. This material is of the composite type. The material optimization technology regarding Young’s modulus, density, coefficient of linear expansion, specific heat and thermal conductivity were the main consideration of this research. The calculation models for the properties were discussed first and presented. The manufacturing method for a small structure with the desired properties was then developed. The small structure with the material optimization was manufactured and evaluated. It is concluded from the research that the technology was very effective and useful for the development of a new composite material with several hybrid properties.
small structure, material optimization, new material, hybrid property, composite