Haruna, V. N.; Abdulrahman, A. S.; Zubairu, P. T.; Isezuo, L. O.; Abdulrahman, M. A.; Onuoha, D. C.
July 2014
Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences;Jul2014, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p1069
Academic Journal
In spite of the tremendous progress that has been made in the discipline of material science and engineering, there still remain technological challenges, including the development of even more sophisticated and specialized materials such as composite materials. This research is geared towards exposing the prospects and the drawbacks of the development of composite materials. The review of literatures shows the trends of composite materials in the developing countries. The most important advantages of composite over the conventional steel are light weight, corrosion and fatigue resistance, high stiffness and strength. The equipment to adopt this technology is rarely available in some developing countries. A challenge for future growth is the simulation of technology upgrading and dynamism through technology transfer. Most developing countries desire rapid industrialization, export enhancement, self reliance and minimizing the import in order to achieve a robust economy. However, strengthening the link between research institutes and industries will contribute immensely to the development of composites in these countries and also add to the participation in the composites market.


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