Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Third Edition, 3rd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Fiber-Reinforced Composites

Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

By P.K. Mallick

CRC Press

638 pages | 328 B/W Illus.

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The newly expanded and revised edition of Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design presents the most up-to-date resource available on state-of-the-art composite materials. This book is unique in that it not only offers a current analysis of mechanics and properties, but also examines the latest advances in test methods, applications, manufacturing processes, and design aspects involving composites.

This third edition presents thorough coverage of newly developed materials including nanocomposites. It also adds more emphasis on underlying theories, practical methods, and problem-solving skills employed in real-world applications of composite materials. Each chapter contains new examples drawn from diverse applications and additional problems to reinforce the practical relevance of key concepts.

New in The Third Edition:

  • Contains new sections on material substitution, cost analysis, nano- and natural fibers, fiber architecture, and carbon-carbon composites
  • Provides a new chapter on polymer-based nanocomposites
  • Adds new sections on test methods such as fiber bundle tests and interlaminar fracture measurements
  • Expands sections on manufacturing fundamentals, thermoplastics matrix composites, and resin transfer molding
  • Maintaining the trademark quality of its well-respected and authoritative predecessors, Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Third Edition continues to provide a unique interdisciplinary perspective and a logical approach to understanding the latest developments in the field.

    Table of Contents



    General Characteristics


    Material Selection




    Thermoset Matrix

    Thermoplastic Matrix

    Fiber Surface Treatments

    Fillers and Other Additives

    Incorporation of Fibers into Matrix

    Fiber Content, Density and Void Content


    Fiber-Matrix Interaction in a Unidirectional Lamina

    Characteristics of a Fiber-Reinforced Lamina

    Laminated Structure

    Interlaminar Stresses


    Static Mechanical Properties

    Fatigue Properties

    Impact Properties

    Other Properties

    Environmental Effects

    Long-Term Properties

    Fracture Behavior and Damage Tolerance



    Bag Molding Process

    Compression Molding


    Filament Winding

    Resin Transfer Molding

    Other Manufacturing Processes

    Manufacturing Processes for Thermoplastic Matrix Composites

    Quality Inspection Methods


    Failure Predictions

    Laminate Design Considerations

    Joint Design

    Design Examples

    Applications Examples

    Metal and Ceramic Matrix Composites

    Metal Matrix Composites

    Ceramic Matrix Composites

    Carbon-Carbon Composites



    Carbon Nanofiber

    Carbon Nanotubes


    Woven Fabric Terminology

    Residual Stresses in Fibers and Matrix in a Lamina Due to Cooling

    Alternative Equations for the Elastic and Thermal Properties of a Lamina

    Halpin-Tsai Equations

    Typical Mechanical Properties of Unidirectional Continuous Fiber Composites

    Properties of Various SMC Composites

    Typical Mechanical Properties of Metal Matrix Composites

    Determination of Design Allowables

    Useful references


    About the Series

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science