The idea that materials can be designed to satisfy specific performance requirements is relatively new. With high-performance composites, however, the entire process of designing and fabricating a part can be worked out before manufacturing. The purpose of this book is to present an integrated approach to the design and manufacturing of products from advanced composites. It shows how the basic behavior of composites and their constitutive relationships can be used during the design stage, which minimizes the complexity of manufacturing composite parts and reduces the repetitive qdesign-build-testq cycle. Designing it right the first time is going to determine the competitiveness of a company, the reliability of the part, the robustness of fabrication processes, and ultimately, the cost and development time of composite parts. Most of all, it should expand the use of advanced composite parts in fields that use composites only to a limited extent at this time. To achieve these goals, this book presents the design and fabrication of novel composite parts made for machine tools and other applications like robots and automobiles. This book is suitable as a textbook for graduate courses in the design and fabrication of composites. It will also be of interest to practicing engineers learning about composites and axiomatic design. A CD-ROM is included in every copy of the book, containing Axiomatic CLPT software. This program, developed by the authors, will assist readers in calculating material properties from the microstructure of the composite. This book is part of the Oxford Series on Advanced Manufacturing.Plastics are usually considered that they have higher energy content than that of competitive metals; however, the ... For example, a typical steel car hood requires as much as 27 kg of crude oil equivalent, taking into account the significant stamping waste that has to be recycled. ... kg of crude oil equivalent because of its lower mass, negligible trimming waste, energy-conserving forming process, ... The process of compression molding shown in figure 2.33 can be described as follows.
|Title||:||Axiomatic Design and Fabrication of Composite Structures : Applications in Robots, Machine Tools, and Automobiles|
|Author||:||Dai Gil Lee Professor of Mechanical Engineering Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and Director of the Manufacturing Institute MIT Nam Pyo Suh Ralph E. & Eloise F. Cross Professor of Mechanical Engineering|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 2005-10-24|