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Composite Materials and Processing

1st Edition

By M. Balasubramanian

CRC Press

648 pages | 178 B/W Illus.

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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.

Reviews

"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

Table of Contents

Introduction to Composites

Definition

Brief History of Composites

Classification

Advantages of Composites

Disadvantages of Composites

Properties of Composites

Applications

Questions

Bibliography

Reference

Dispersed Phase

Fiber Reinforcements

Particulate Materials

Nano-reinforcements

Questions

Bibliography

References

Further Reading

Matrix Materials

Polymer Matrix

Metallic Matrix Materials

Ceramic Matrix Materials

Questions

Bibliography

References

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

Questions

Bibliography

References

Further Reading

Metal Matrix Composites

Selection of Reinforcements

Processing of Metal Matrix Composites

Secondary Processing

Machining and Joining of MMCs

Properties of Metal Matrix Composites

Applications of Metal Matrix Composites

Recycling of Metal Matrix Composites

Concluding Remarks

Questions

Bibliography

References

Ceramic Matrix Composites

Failure Behavior of CMCs

Toughening Mechanisms in CMCs

Processing of Ceramic Matrix Composites

Mechanical Properties of CMCs

Thermal Conductivity

Wear Behavior

Applications

Concluding Remarks on CMCs

Cement-Based Composites

Questions

Bibliography

References

Carbon–Carbon Composites

Carbon Fiber Reinforcements

Matrix Systems

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

Questions

Bibliography

References

Nanocomposites

Polymer Nanocomposites

Metal Matrix Nanocomposites

Ceramic Nanocomposites

Questions

Bibliography

References

Further Reading

Appendix: Laboratory Practice

Index

About the Originator

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC020000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Manufacturing
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science