Composite Materials

Composite Materials

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Focusing on the relationship between structure and properties, this is a well-balanced treatment of the mechanics and the materials science of composites, while not neglecting the importance of processing. This updated second edition contains new chapters on fatigue and creep of composites, and describes in detail how the various reinforcements, the materials in which they are embedded, and of the interfaces between them, control the properties of the composite materials at both the micro- and macro-levels. Extensive use is made of micrographs and line drawings, and examples of practical applications in various fields are given throughout the book, together with extensive references to the literature. Intended for use in graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses, this book will also prove a useful reference for practising engineers and researchers in industry and academia.Thermoforming involves the production of a sheet, which is heated and stamped, followed by vacuum or pressure forming. ... thermoplastic resin composites can also be produced by a method called reinforced reaction injection molding (RRIM ) (Lockwood and Alberino, 1981). RRIM is ... Figure 5.7 shows a schematic of the SMC processing. ... It has been used in the Corvette sports car for many decades.

Title:Composite Materials
Author:Krishan K. Chawla
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-04-17


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