Fiber-Reinforced Composites

Fiber-Reinforced Composites : Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Third Edition

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The newly expanded and revised edition of Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design presents the most up-to-date resource available on state-of-the-art composite materials. This book is unique in that it not only offers a current analysis of mechanics and properties, but also examines the latest advances in test methods, applications, manufacturing processes, and design aspects involving composites. This third edition presents thorough coverage of newly developed materials including nanocomposites. It also adds more emphasis on underlying theories, practical methods, and problem-solving skills employed in real-world applications of composite materials. Each chapter contains new examples drawn from diverse applications and additional problems to reinforce the practical relevance of key concepts.

New in The Third Edition:

Contains new sections on material substitution, cost analysis, nano- and natural fibers, fiber architecture, and carbon-carbon composites
Provides a new chapter on polymer-based nanocomposites
Adds new sections on test methods such as fiber bundle tests and interlaminar fracture measurements
Expands sections on manufacturing fundamentals, thermoplastics matrix composites, and resin transfer molding
Maintaining the trademark quality of its well-respected and authoritative predecessors, Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Third Edition continues to provide a unique interdisciplinary perspective and a logical approach to understanding the latest developments in the field.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 638 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 36.83mm | 1,043g
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 264 equations; 17 Halftones, black and white; 102 Tables, black and white; 328 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0849342058
  • 9780849342059
  • 1,820,180

Table of contents

General Characteristics
Material Selection
Thermoset Matrix
Thermoplastic Matrix
Fiber Surface Treatments
Fillers and Other Additives
Incorporation of Fibers into Matrix
Fiber Content, Density and Void Content
Fiber-Matrix Interaction in a Unidirectional Lamina
Characteristics of a Fiber-Reinforced Lamina
Laminated Structure
Interlaminar Stresses
Static Mechanical Properties
Fatigue Properties
Impact Properties
Other Properties
Environmental Effects
Long-Term Properties
Fracture Behavior and Damage Tolerance
Bag Molding Process
Compression Molding
Filament Winding
Resin Transfer Molding
Other Manufacturing Processes
Manufacturing Processes for Thermoplastic Matrix Composites
Quality Inspection Methods
Failure Predictions
Laminate Design Considerations
Joint Design
Design Examples
Applications Examples
Metal and Ceramic Matrix Composites
Metal Matrix Composites
Ceramic Matrix Composites
Carbon-Carbon Composites
Carbon Nanofiber
Carbon Nanotubes
Woven Fabric Terminology
Residual Stresses in Fibers and Matrix in a Lamina Due to Cooling
Alternative Equations for the Elastic and Thermal Properties of a Lamina
Halpin-Tsai Equations
Typical Mechanical Properties of Unidirectional Continuous Fiber Composites
Properties of Various SMC Composites
Typical Mechanical Properties of Metal Matrix Composites
Determination of Design Allowables
Useful references
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