Featuring contributions from experts at some of the world's leading academic and industrial institutions, Advanced Polymeric Materials: Structure Property Relationships brings into book form a wealth of information previously available primarily only within computer programs. In a welcome narrative treatment, it provides comprehensive coverage of polymeric materials, including polymer composites as well as the more commonly addressed polymer blends. Along with discussion on a variety of applications, topics include general aggregate properties, design considerations, characterization and enhancement of physical and mechanical properties, processing and manufacturing, and components failure.
This book addresses the issues, characterization, durability, processing, and properties of state-of-the-art polymers. In chapters contributed by international experts-all in the vanguard of their respective specialties-it explores four areas now undergoing explosive growth: fiber reinforced composites, nanocomposites, polymer blends, and bioengineering. Discussions include a variety of applications, design considerations, enhancement of physical and mechanical properties, and processing and manufacturing. This welcome narrative treatment offers a unique, one-stop opportunity to discover the latest research on polymer modification from laboratories around the world.