This volume reports the latest technological advances in polymeric composites and blends, reinforced polymeric and composite materials, and ceramics of engineering importance. It covers topics ranging from physical and mechanical properties testing and characterization to specialty composites.
1. Fracture Toughness Testing of Polymer Matrix Composites 2. Damage, Failure, and Fracture of Resin-Based Fibrous Composites: Mechanisms, Theories, and Criteria 3. Fracture Properties and Failure Mechanisms of Pure and Toughened Epoxy Resins 4. Fretting Wear and Fretting Fatigue of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Epoxy Resin Laminates 5. Basic Chemistry and Mechanical Properties of Polyurethane and Glass-Fibers-Reinforced Composites 6. Steel-Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Impregnated Concrete 7. Significance of Defects and Damage in Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Panels 8. Delamination Onset and Growth in Composite Laminates 9. Phenolic Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastics 10. Surface Treatment of Wood Fibers with Silane Coupling Agents and Their Effect on Properties of the Composites 11. Mossbauer Spectroscopic Characterization of the Mixed Oxides Containing Iron Ions 12. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging of High-Performance Ceramics