1st Edition

Fibrous Polymeric Composites Environmental Degradation and Damage

    222 Pages
    by CRC Press

    222 Pages 126 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book emphasizes the scientific origin of deformation and damage of FRP composites under various environmental effects and analyses present understanding on degradation mechanisms, role of interfaces and addition of nanofillers

    Discusses micro-characterization of composites and interfaces, also includes micro-mechanisms and microscopic evidences to establish the structure-property correlation

    Elucidates advantages and limitations of FRP composites in supercritical applications

    1. Introduction 2. Micro- and Macrocharacterization Techniques 3. Temperature-Induced Degradations in Polymer Matrix Composites 4. Moisture-Dominated Failure in Polymer Matrix Composites 5. Hygrothermal-Dominated Failure in Polymer Matrix Composites 6. Low Earth Orbit Space Environmental- and Other Environmental-Dominated Failure in Polymer Matrix Composites 7. Loading Rate Sensitivity of Polymer Matrix Composites 8. Environmental Durability of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites 9. Design for Improved Damage Resistance and Damage Tolerance of Polymer Matrix Composites


    Bankim Chandra Ray has been working at National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India since 1989. His current designation is Professor and Head of Composite Materials Group and Dean of Faculty Welfare. He has been awarded Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1993.  He had started working on Environmental Degradation of FRP Composites from his Ph.D. tenure, and has been working continuously on the “Environmental durability of FRP composites” since last about 30 years. He has been associated with several societies like Indian Institute of Metals, Indian National Academy of Engineering and many other govt. and private organization for providing a global platform for FRP composite materials for various structural applications. He is currently being coveted with a role of an advisor of New Materials Business ( FRP Composites) at Tata Steel. He has more than 130 publications in reputed international journals.

    Rajesh Kumar Prusty has been working as an Assistant Professor at National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India since 2014 after completing his Master in Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has been working with Prof.  Bankim Chandra Ray from last 4 years.  He is close to complete his Ph.D. degree. His focus of research is on Implication of nanofillers on Environmental Durability of FRP Composites based on assessment of Microstructural Features and Mechanical Properties. He teaches Nanostructured Materials and Composite Materials to the undergraduate and postgraduate students.

    Dinesh Kumar Rathore has completed his Ph.D in the field of mechanical behaviour of hybrid FRP composites under different elevated temperatures under the supervision of Prof. Bankim Chandra Ray. Currently he is working as an Assistant Professor at Kalinga Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, India. He is teaching Mechanics of Materials and Materials Science of Engineering to undergraduate students. Dr. Rathore has been awarded best presentation awards at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and National Institute of Technology, Rourkela for his Ph.D work.