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Assessing the role of pre-fire ground preparation operations and soil water repellency in post-fire runoff and inter-rill erosion by repeated rainfall simulation experiments in Portuguese eucalypt
Abstract This study addressed the impacts of contrasting pre-fire ground preparation operations on post-fire runoff and inter-rill erosion in six eucalypt plantations in north-central Portugal, withExpand
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Development of a new generation of filament wound composite pressure cylinders
Abstract A new generation of composite pressure vessels for large scale market applications has been studied in this work. The vessels consist on a thermoplastic liner wrapped with a filament windingExpand
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Evaluating the MEFIDIS model for runoff and soil erosion prediction during rainfall events
Abstract MEFIDIS–short for Physically Based Distributed Erosion Model–was developed to simulate the consequences of climate and land-use changes for surface runoff and erosion patterns during extremeExpand
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Pultrusion of fibre reinforced thermoplastic pre-impregnated materials
Abstract Fibre reinforced thermoplastic pre-impregnated materials produced continuously by diverse methods and processing conditions were used to produce composites using pultrusion. The processingExpand
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A simple water balance model adapted for soil water repellency: application on Portuguese burned and unburned eucalypt stands
Soil water repellency can impact soil hydrology, overland flow generation and associated soil losses. However, current hydrological models do not take it into account, which creates a challenge inExpand
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Production of Thermoplastic Towpregs
This work establishes process windows for efficient towpreg production on a developed powder coating equipment. Three different thermoplastic towpregs were studied: one for highly demanding marketsExpand
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A theoretical and experimental study of new towpreg-based long fibre thermoplastic composites
The demands of the automotive industry for light, high performing materials generated an increasing interest in thermoplastic composites, especially Long Fibre Thermoplastics (LFTs). Currently,Expand
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The use of a three-point support flexural test to predict the stiffness of anisotropic composite plates in bending
Abstract Anisotropic polymeric matrix composite discs supported on three points were subjected to a non-destructive bending test to study their behaviour in complex flexural loading situations. TheExpand
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Processing of carbon reinforced thermoplastic composites
The aim of this work is to produce and optimize the processing of carbon fibres thermoplastic matrix pre-impregnated materials (towpregs and PCT ́s) using the dry powder coating equipment from ourExpand
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Probing the microenvironment of sol-gel entrapped cutinase: the role of added zeolite NaY.
Cutinase, an esterase from Fusarium solani pisi, was immobilized in sol-gel matrices of composition 1:5 tetramethoxysilane (TMOS):n-alkyltrimethoxysilane (n-alkylTMS). Fluorescence spectroscopy usingExpand
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