This book offers an insight into the primary and secondary manufacturing of different class of polymer matrix composites (PMCs). The major focus is on the fabrication of a variety of PMCs with substantial coverage of various processing techniques and related advantages and limitations. The book also describes secondary manufacturing processes such as machining and joining of PMCs and provides the know-how related to developing these techniques. It discusses recently commercialized tools and techniques and highlights the opportunities provided by the design and development of newer cutting tools and machining methods. The book covers material selection guidelines, product manufacturability, product development process, and cost-estimating techniques that help readers to understand where a process fits within the overall scheme and which is appropriate for a particular component. This book provides professionals with valuable information related to composites product manufacturing as well as state-of-the-art knowledge in this field.
Primary Manufacturing of Thermosetting Polymer Matrix Composites. Primary Manufacturing of Thermoplastic Polymer Matrix Composites. Manufacturing and Characterization of Shape Memory Polymers and Composites. Microwave Processing of Polymer Matrix Composites. Fabrication and Stamp Forming of Thermoplastic Composites. Nondestructive Testing Methods of Polymer Matrix Composites. Finite Element Analysis of Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Polymer Matrix Composites. Tribo-performance Evaluation and Optimization of Fibre Reinforced Phenolic Based Friction Composites. Secondary Manufacturing Techniques for Polymer Matrix Composites. Drilling Behavior of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites. Evaluation of Surface Roughness in Precision Turning of CFRP Composites using RSM and Fuzzy Logic Modeling. Research Progress in the Area of Advanced Machining of Polymer Matrix Composites. Joining Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites