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Handbook of Composites - Second Edition
This new edition of the Handbook of Composites follows the first edition in providing up-to-date information on materials, processes, and applications of composite materials. In addition to describing current developments in the industry, it provides readily accessible information on test methodology and design analysis techniques. Coverage has been...
This new edition of the Handbook of Composites follows the first edition in providing up-to-date information on materials, processes, and applications of composite materials. In addition to describing current developments in the industry, it provides readily accessible information on test methodology and design analysis techniques. Coverage has been expanded to include the new material forms of metal-matrix, carbon-carbon and ceramic composites as well as polymeric-based composites. This second edition covers technologies for all new materials as well as modeling, characterization and testing techniques. All resin systems in current use are covered as well as speciality resins such as BMIs and cyanates, newer high-temperature resins and thermoplastics. The fibers section has been updated and a new section on particulate reinforcements has also been added. All traditional processing methods involving autoclaves, filament winding, pultrusion, table rolling and textile preforming are included along with the newer processes of resin transfer molding, fiber placement, and thermoplastic processing. An extensive discussion of composite surface treatment, mechanical fastening and adhesive bonding has been added. The design and analysis section has been expanded with chapters dealing with laminate and composite structure design, analysis methods and the new important subject of design allowables substantiation. There are new chapters on damage tolerance, repair, safety and reuse of composites as well as applications of composites to medical, construction and sporting goods. With contribution from an international team of experts, the Handbook of Composites will continue to be the primary reference in the composites field.
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