Electromagnetic, Mechanical, and Transport Properties of Composite Materials: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Electromagnetic, Mechanical, and Transport Properties of Composite Materials

1st Edition

By Rajinder Pal

CRC Press

442 pages | 159 B/W Illus.

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Description

In the design, processing, and applications of composite materials, a thorough understanding of the physical properties is required. It is important to be able to predict the variations of these properties with the kind, shape, and concentration of filler materials. The currently available books on composite materials often emphasize mechanical properties and focus on classification, applications, and manufacturing. This limited coverage neglects areas that are important to new and emerging applications.

For the first time in a single source, this volume provides a systematic, comprehensive, and up-to-date exploration of the electromagnetic (electrical, dielectric, and magnetic), mechanical, thermal, and mass-transport properties of composite materials. The author begins with a brief discussion of the relevance of these properties for designing new materials to meet specific practical requirements. The book is then organized into five parts examining:

  • The electromagnetic properties of composite materials subjected to time-invariant electric and magnetic fields
  • The dynamic electromagnetic properties of composite materials subjected to time-varying electric and magnetic fields
  • The mechanical elastic and viscoelastic properties of composites
  • Heat transfer in composites and thermal properties (thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, coefficient of thermal expansion, and thermal emissivity)
  • Mass transfer in composite membranes and composite materials

Throughout the book, the analogy between various properties is emphasized. Electromagnetic, Mechanical, and Transport Properties of Composite Materials provides both an introduction to the subject for newcomers and sufficient in-depth coverage for those involved in research. Scientists, engineers, and students from a broad range of fields will find this book a comprehensive source of information.

 

Table of Contents

Applications of Composite Materials

Electromagnetic Properties of Composites: Static Electromagnetic Properties of Composites

Electrical Conductivity of Composites

Dielectric Properties of Composites

Magnetic Properties of Composites

Electromagnetic Properties of Composites: General Treatment of Electromagnetic Phenomena in Composites

Maxwell Equations and the Generalized Conductivity Principle

Complex Electromagnetic Properties of Composites

Mechanical Properties of Composites

Mechanical Properties of Dilute Particulate-Filled Composites

Mechanical Properties of Concentrated Pore-Solid Composites

Effective Young’s Modulus of Concentrated Composites

Effective Shear Modulus of Concentrated Composites

Mechanical Properties of Concentrated Composites of Randomly Oriented Platelets

Interfacial and Interphase Effects on Mechanical Properties of Composites

Viscoelastic Behavior of Composites

Transport Properties of Composites: Heat Transfer in Composites

General Introduction to Heat Transfer

Fundamentals of Conductive Heat Transfer

Thermal Conductivity of Composites

Thermal Conductivity of Composites of Core-Shell Particles

Influence of Interfacial Contact Resistance on Thermal Conductivity of Composites

Thermal Diffusivity and Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Composites

Radiative Heat Transfer and Radiative Properties of Composites

Transport Properties of Composites: Mass Transfer in Composites

Fundamentals of Diffusion Mass Transfer

Diffusion Mass Transfer in Composite Membranes

Fundamentals of Convective Mass Transfer

Convective Mass Transfer in Composite Materials

Index

About the Author

Rajinder Pal is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He received the B.Tech degree (1981) in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and a PhD degree (1987) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. The author of more than 120 refereed journal publications and a book in the areas of rheological, mechanical, electromagnetic, and transport properties of dispersed systems (emulsions, suspensions, foams, particulate composites, and composite membranes), Dr. Pal is a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada. In recognition of his distinguished contributions in chemical engineering before the age of 40, he received the Syncrude Canada Innovation Award in 1998 from the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering. In 2001, he received the Teaching Excellence Award of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo. Dr. Pal served as Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering from 1992 to 2004. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013050
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCI013060
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
SCI041000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science