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.
Table of Contents
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
Dr. Kishore Debnath is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology Meghalaya. He received his B.E. and MTech in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Agartala and the National Institute of Technology Rourkela respectively. Dr. Debnath earned his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India, in 2015. His research interests include composite materials, conventional and non-conventional machining, and manufacturing processes. He has published close to firty research papers in various national and international journals of repute and conference proceedings. He has also contributed six chapters in different books published by internationally renowned publishers.
Dr. Inderdeep Singh completed his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Hamirpur in 1998. He was first in the class of Mechanical Engineering. He completed his Master of Technology and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 2000 and 2004 respectively. His doctoral research work was awarded by the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) as the “Best Industry Relevant Ph.D. Project” during the session 2004-2005. He started his career as Lecturer at the Institute of Technology, BHU in 2004. He joined the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee as Lecturer in 2005 and is currently working as Associate Professor. He has published over 180 research papers in journals and conferences.He has contributed 15 chapters in different books published by internationally renowned publishers. He has supervised ten Ph.D. candidates and is currently supervising five Ph.D. scholars. He has guided thirty-five Master’s Thesis and thirty-two B.Tech projects in the area of conceptualization, processing and characterization of composite materials. His current research focus is developing fully biodegradable green co
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—Vijay Kumar Thakur, Cranfield University, United Kingdom