Iranian researchers have designed a nano-composite with desirable mechanical and resistance properties which can be used for different purposes, including construction of insulated parts in railroads.
Mostafa Isaei, a Sharif Poly Technique University graduate and one of the authors of the study, said, “The project investigated phenolic nanocomposites and fiberglass properties to be used for construction of insulated rail joints. It has also examined presence of clay nanoparticles in the two modified and non-modified forms.”
He added the study aims to replace common samples used in the existing railroad parts. The parts usually expose to different air conditions and should be highly resistant.
The researcher went on to say that the product can be used as an insulated composite in railroad and also in missiles and spacecraft which need high resistance in harsh weather conditions. Phenolic resin can highly resist pressure and temperature.
The results of the study have been published in Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing.