This book provides a comprehensive account of developments in the area of lightweight polymer composites. It encompasses design and manufacturing methods for the lightweight polymer structures, various techniques, and a broad spectrum of applications. The book highlights fundamental research in lightweight polymer structures and integrates various aspects from synthesis to applications of these materials.
- Serves as a one stop reference with contributions from leading researchers from industry, academy, government, and private research institutions across the globe
- Explores all important aspects of lightweight polymer composite structures
- Offers an update of concepts, advancements, challenges, and application of lightweight structures
Current status, trends, future directions, and opportunities are discussed, making it friendly for both new and experienced researchers.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to lightweight polymer composite structures. 2 Conventional processing of polymer matrix composites. 3. Tooling technologies for lightweight structures. 4. Laser additive manufacturing of lightweight structures. 5. 3D Printing of lightweight composite structures. 6. Glass fiber reinforced thermoplastics and thermosetting composites. 7. Carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics and thermosetting composites. 8. Natural fiber reinforced thermoplastics and thermosetting composites. 9. Inorganic nanofillers based thermoplastics and thermosetting composites. 10. Hybrid thermoplastic and thermosetting composites. 11. Lightweight polymer composites from wood floor, metals, alloys, metallic fibers, ceramics. 12. Biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites. 13. Smart light weight polymer composites.
Dr. Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai is currently working as a Research Professor at Center of Innovation in Design and Engineering for Manufacturing, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok. He received his Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Technology (Chemistry) from Mahatma Gandhi University. He has research experience in various international laboratories such as Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF) Germany, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and University of Potsdam, Germany. He has published more than 100 papers in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals on polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends and alloys, and biopolymer, and has edited five books. He received numerous awards and recognitions including prestigious Kerala State Award for the Best Young Scientist 2016, INSPIRE Faculty Award 2011, Best researcher Award 2019 from King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok.
Dr. Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa received the B. E (Mechanical Engineering) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India in the year 2010, M. Tech (Computational Analysis in Mechanical Sciences) from VTU Extension Centre, GEC, Hassan, in the year 2013, Ph.D (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Science) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India in the year 2017 and Post Doctorate from King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand, in the year 2019. He is a Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Associate Member of Institute of Engineers (India). He is a reviewer for more than 50 international Journals and international conferences (for Elsevier, Springer, Sage, Taylor & Francis, Wiley). In addition, he has published more than 85 articles in high quality international peer reviewed journals, 20+ book Chapters, one book, 15 books as an Editor and also presented research papers at national/international conferences. His current research areas include Natural fiber composites, Polymer Composites and Advanced Material Technology. He is a recipient of DAAD Academic exchange-PPP Programme (Project- related Personnel Exchange) between Thailand and Germany to Institute of Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He has received a Top Peer Reviewer 2019 award, Global Peer Review Awards, Powdered by Publons, Web of Science Group.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Suchart Siengchin is President of King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He received his Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Giessen/Friedberg, Hessen, Germany in 1999, M.Sc. in Polymer Technology from University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany in 2002, M.Sc. in Material Science at the Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Bayern, Germany in 2004, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany in 2008 and Postdoctoral Research from Kaiserslautern University and School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, USA. In 2016 he received the habilitation at the Chemnitz University in Sachen, Germany. He worked as a Lecturer for Production and Material Engineering Department at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB. He has been full Professor at KMUTNB and became the President of KMUTNB. He won the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2010, 2012 and 2013 at KMUTNB. His research interests in Polymer Processing and Composite Material. He is Editor-in-Chief: KMUTNB International Journal of Applied Science and Technology and the author of morethan 150 peer reviewed Journal Articles. He has participated with presentations in more than 39 International and National Conferences with respect to Materials Science and Engineering topics.
Prof. Lothar Kroll received the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1987 and the Doctor Engineer (Dr.-Ing.) in 1992 from Institute for Technical Mechanics, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany as well as the Habilitation in the field of Lightweight Construction and Material Mechanics in 2005 from Dresden University of Technology, Germany. Since 2006 Prof. Kroll is Full Professor of Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology at the Institute of Lightweight Structures at Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. Starting with 10 academic staff, he has actively established one of the largest professorships in Germany with currently 3 endowed professorships, 9 research areas and more than 200 employees. Prof. Kroll won the Medal of Honor of Chemnitz University of Technology in 2011, the Medal of Honor of Opole University of Technology, Poland, in 2014 and the Outstanding International Academic Alliance Award at KMUTNB in 2015. In 2017 he was awarded with the Honorary Doctor „Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Production Engineering" at KMUTNB. In 2018 he was awarded with the Professor of Technical Science by the President of the Republic of Poland. Prof. Kroll is Editor-in Chief of Technologies for Lightweight Structures (Open Access Journal), Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (JAMME), Poland, in the Editorial Board of Composites Theory and Practice (Research Journal of the Polish Society of Composite Materials) as well as of Applied Science and Technology (International Journal of KMUTNB). Furthermore, he is in the Editorial Advisory Board of MECHANIK (Miesiecznik Naukowo-Techniczny, Polska) and in the Editorial Key Reviewers Committee of Archives of Materials Science and Engineering (AMSE), Poland. He is author of more than 150 peer reviewed Journal Articles, in particular to the topics Manufacturing technologies for fiber- and fabric-reinforced lightweight structures, Calculation of lightweight structures under mechanical, thermal and medial load, Construction and manufacturing of active composites with integrated electronics as well as Merging of material-specific manufacturing processes to technologies suitable for mass-production of lightweight structures.