1st Edition

Electromagnetic, Mechanical, and Transport Properties of Composite Materials




ISBN 9781420089219
Published August 27, 2014 by CRC Press
442 Pages - 159 B/W Illustrations

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Book 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

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Biography

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.