This book addresses a broad spectrum of areas in both hybrid materials and hierarchical composites, including recent development of processing technologies, structural designs, modern computer simulation techniques, and the relationships between the processing-structure-property-performance. Each topic is introduced at length with numerous and detailed examples and over 150 illustrations. In addition, the authors present a method of categorizing these materials, so that representative examples of all material classes are discussed.The earliest known application (year 1991) is attributed to Toyotaa#39;s use of clay/ nylon-6 nanocomposite in drive belt ... Enhanced environmental performance of nanoclay-reinforced composites makes them suitable for the packaging industry ( Lan et al. 2001). Nanoclay-reinforced polymer matrix composites are also used in the automotive sector as parts for cars and ... step-assists for the Chevrolet Astro van (2002), body side molding for the Chevrolet Impala (2004), and the cargo bedanbsp;...
|Title||:||Hybrid and Hierarchical Composite Materials|
|Author||:||Chang-Soo Kim, Charles Randow, Tomoko Sano|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2015-04-08|