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.
"An excellent piece of work describing useful information on polymer based composites."
—Manoj Gupta, National University of Singapore
"This book has value in providing researchers insight on the recent developments in composite materials."
—Alan Kin-Tak Lau,Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
"This is an interesting and unique book on processing of polymers and composites that will be a worthy read for researchers, students, material engineers, and scientists who are looking for new research directions. This excellent book covers a wide range of issues related to processing of polymer composites. It is an updated book on the current needs of the polymers and composites industry, and a useful source of reliable information on this emerging field. It is relevant to multidisciplinary research and is expected to contribute to the advances in several disciplines with particular emphasis on engineering."
—Vijay Kumar Thakur, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Chapter 1: Primary Manufacturing of Thermosetting Polymer Matrix Composites
Chapter 2: Primary Manufacturing of Thermoplastic Polymer Matrix Composites
K. Debnath, M. Roy Choudhury, and Anders E.W. Jarfors
Chapter 3: Manufacturing and Characterization of Shape Memory Polymers and Composites
Devarshi Kashyap, Charan Mukundan, and S.Kanagaraj
Chapter 4: Microwave Processing of Polymer Matrix Composites
S. Zafar and A.K. Sharma
Chapter 5: Fabrication and Stamp Forming of Thermoplastic Composites
S. Suresh and V. S. Senthil Kumar
Chapter 6: Nondestructive Testing Methods of Polymer Matrix Composites
Vijay Chaudhary, Pramendra Kumar Bajpai, and Sachin Maheshwari
Chapter 7: Finite Element Analysis of Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Polymer Matrix Composites
Jasti Anurag, Sandhyarani Biswas, and Siva Bhaskara Rao Devireddy
Chapter 8: Tribo-performance Evaluation and Optimization of Fibre Reinforced Phenolic Based Friction Composites
Tej Singh, Amar Patnaik, and Ranchan Chauhan
Chapter 9: Secondary Manufacturing Techniques for Polymer Matrix Composites
K. Debnath, M. Roy Choudhury, and T. S. Srivatsan
Chapter 10: Drilling Behavior of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites
Singh, U. K. Komal, and M. K. Lila
Chapter 11: Evaluation of Surface Roughness in Precision Turning of CFRP Composites using RSM and Fuzzy Logic Modeling
K. Palanikumar and T. Rajasekaran
Chapter 12: Research Progress in the Area of Advanced Machining of Polymer Matrix Composites
K. Debnath, M. Roy Choudhury, and Jung Il Song
Chapter 13: Joining Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites
I. Singh, J. Kumar and U. K. Komal