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Manufacturing of Polymer Composites

1st Edition

By B. Tomas Astrom

CRC Press

469 pages

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Description

The potential application areas for polymer composites are vast. While techniques and methodologies for composites design are relatively well established, the knowledge and understanding of post-design issues lag far behind. This leads to designs and eventually composites with disappointing properties and unnecessarily high cost, thus impeding a wider industrial acceptance of polymer composites.

Manufacturing of Polymer Composites completely covers pre- and post-design issues. While the book enables students to become fully comfortable with composites as a possible materials choice, it also provides sufficient knowledge about manufacturing-related issues to permit them to avoid common pitfalls and unmanufacturable designs. The book is a fully comprehensive text covering all commercially significant materials and manufacturing techniques while at the same time discussing areas of research and development that are nearing commercial reality.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

The Evolution of Materials

The Composite Concept

Design and Manufacturing

Market

Application Examples

CONSTITUENT MATERIALS

Matrices

Reinforcements

Preimpregnated Reinforcement

Core Materials

Adhesives

Composites Based on Inorganic Matrices

Summary

PROPERTIES

Matrices

Reinforcements

Core Materials

Sandwich Components

Summary

MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES

Generic Manufacturing-Related Issues

Thermostat-Matrix Techniques

Thermoplastic-Matrix Techniques

Manufacturing-Induced Component Defects

Summary

SECONDARY PROCESSING

Machining

Ioning

Surface Finishing

Repair

Summary

Quality Control and Characterization

Constituent Quality Control and Characerization

Composite Characterization

Composite Quality Control

In-Service Inspection

Summary

RECYCLING

Incentives

Infrastructure

Recycling Techniques

Market Commitment

Green Thinking in Design

Summary

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Terminology

Routes of Exposure and Harmful Effects

Protective Measures

Constituent Materials

Manufacturing Techniques

Machining

Summary

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC055000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers