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1st Edition

Composite Materials and Processing

ISBN 9781138076877
Published May 16, 2017 by CRC Press
648 Pages 178 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Composites. Dispersed Phase. Matrix Materials. Polymer Matrix Composites. Metal Matrix Composites. Ceramic Matrix Composites. Carbon–Carbon Composites. Nanocomposites. Appendix: Laboratory Practice. Index.

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"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