Composite material is made by combining two or more materials. The two materials work together to give the composite unique properties. These are the most well-known of fiber reinforced polymer composites that many areas of applications and in the automotive sector to structure. Composite materials are generally used for buildings, bridges and structures such as boat hulls, swimming pool panels, race car bodies, shower stalls, bathtubs, storage tanks, imitation granite and cultured marble sinks and counter tops. Composite materials are composed of matrix and resin which the most common are known as polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy, phenolic, polyimide, polyamide, polypropylene, PEEK. Composite materials can be produced by hand lay-up, spray-up, filament winding, pultrusion methods. Carbon fiber reinforced composites which high performance fibers such as aramid and glass fibers are used. Mechanical properties of the composite influences fiber orientation in the matrix, production method and type of reinforcement materials. In the laboratory is carried out composite, fiber, fiber reinforcement and matrix producers with project, production and usage of components of composite materials are investigated.
The specialization of the laboratory is seismic reinforcement for composites, composite applications in the automotive industry, c-peek system, resins, fibers and reinforcing structures, identification and product development, epoxy-based low friction coatings, and characterization of polymeric materials, textile applications, production of composite material and characterization, mechanical tests, composite design.
Laboratory has been working which high temperature carbon carbon composite, fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, composite processes, modelling and design.
Research of Domestic Feasibility Of Composite Brake Shoe
TCDD (Republic of Turkey State Railways), TÜLOMSAŞ (Turkey Locomotive and Engine Industry Corporation) and TUBITAK MAM Materials Institute have begun a project to produce a native of composite brake pads in 2007. The project successfully completed and technology transfer was made to the industry.