648 pages | 178 B/W Illus.
Composite Materials and Processing provides the science and technology of processing several composites using different processing methods, and includes collective information on the processing of common and advanced composite materials. It also weighs the advantages and disadvantages of various processing methods. This book is suitable for materials scientists, and graduate students, as well as for practicing engineers in composite industries.
The book describes the basis for the performance of different reinforcements and matrix materials, highlights technological advancements, and significant points to consider in various processing methods. It dedicates an entire chapter to carbon-carbon composites, introducing the important properties and applications of various composites, and an additional chapter focuses exclusively on the processing of different nanocomposites.
• Offers up-to-date information on composite materials processing
• Contains material that is easy to read and understand
• Includes study questions and a bibliography in each chapter
• Provides simple laboratory experiments in the appendix
The author of Composite Materials and Processing takes into consideration that readers may have no prior knowledge about composite materials processing. He breaks down in layman’s terms in-depth information about what composites are, and how they work.
"I look forward to using this very comprehensive and well organized reference book on composites. It’ll be useful as an instructional tool as well as in practice. … It covers a lot of the material that I am familiar with but also gives me an opportunity to learn about what I would consider esoteric types of composites."
––Jerome O’Connor, University at Buffalo, New York, USA
"It is a well written technical book that doesn't get bogged down in theory but lays a good foundation on the basics. This book is loaded with information concerning every aspect of composites processing, starting from the constituent materials to various processing methods for different class of composites, including nanocomposites. The advantages and disadvantages of different composite processing methods have been presented to help the selection of appropriate processing method. The properties and applications of various composites are also highlighted. This book is incredibly easy to understand and I really enjoyed reading this book."
--- Manoj Gupta, National University of Singapore
Introduction to Composites
Brief History of Composites
Advantages of Composites
Disadvantages of Composites
Properties of Composites
Metallic Matrix Materials
Ceramic Matrix Materials
Polymer Matrix Composites
Processing of Polymer Matrix Composites
Advances in Polymer Matrix Composites
Structure and Properties of PMCs
Environmental Effects on PMCs
Applications of PMCs
Recycling of PMCs
Metal Matrix Composites
Selection of Reinforcements
Processing of Metal Matrix Composites
Machining and Joining of MMCs
Properties of Metal Matrix Composites
Applications of Metal Matrix Composites
Recycling of Metal Matrix Composites
Ceramic Matrix Composites
Failure Behavior of CMCs
Toughening Mechanisms in CMCs
Processing of Ceramic Matrix Composites
Mechanical Properties of CMCs
Concluding Remarks on CMCs
Carbon Fiber Reinforcements
Processing of C/C Composites
Microstructure of Carbon–Carbon Composites
Properties of C/C Composites
Oxidation Protection of C/C Composites
Applications of C/C Composites
Metal Matrix Nanocomposites
Appendix: Laboratory Practice