638 pages | 328 B/W Illus.
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:
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.
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
Static Mechanical Properties
Fracture Behavior and Damage Tolerance
Bag Molding Process
Resin Transfer Molding
Other Manufacturing Processes
Manufacturing Processes for Thermoplastic Matrix Composites
Quality Inspection Methods
Laminate Design Considerations
Metal and Ceramic Matrix Composites
Metal Matrix Composites
Ceramic Matrix Composites
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
Typical Mechanical Properties of Unidirectional Continuous Fiber Composites
Properties of Various SMC Composites
Typical Mechanical Properties of Metal Matrix Composites
Determination of Design Allowables