SINGLE COMPONENT EPOXY RESIGN AND ITS APPLICATION
Composite materials have been used in modifying the shortcomings of monolithic materials. They are mainly composed of two components, a matrix and reinforcement. One of the early applications of composite materials is seen in the construction of the
pillars and beams which are done with a combination of steel and concrete. Concrete, the matrix of the composite, does not achieve high enough strength to take the weight of a whole building. But high strength can be the achieved using steel, and this
reinforcing material greatly increases the strength of these pillars and beams. Furthermore, the demands in the automotive and aerospace industries, materials with high strength or stiffness-to-weight ratio are preferred. Polymer composite materials
can reduce the weight of pure metal and alloys. Advantages of composites are not only in weight reduction but also in superior excellent mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. Hence, numerous studies have begun to focus on the characteristics of
reinforcements and composite materials.