Composite Materials, Volume I: Properties, Non-Destructive Testing, and Repair

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9780133000474: Composite Materials, Volume I: Properties, Non-Destructive Testing, and Repair

Provides a practical overview of the different types, properties, applications and design implementations of the latest composite materials. Describes important composite families, including metals, ceramics, polymers and other engineered materials. Shows how each type of composite may be designed, manufactured, strengthened, and repaired. Introduces composite modeling techniques. Explains the major industrial applications for composites. Primary markets for this book include materials engineers and designers in aerospace, automotive and transportation industries; works managers, facilities engineers, test engineers, plant engineers, manufacturing and industrial engineers, and production managers; students in material science, mechanical engineering and metallurgy.

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This is volume 1 of a 2 volume set. Covers general introduction of the major composite families, the fibers and matrix combinations and their properties and how these materials have been strengthened by various mechanisms while overcoming, for example, incompatibility problems, it also covers composite design, modeling, mechanical properties, NWE and repair methods and major uses and applications in the various industries.

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Innovation in materials engineering is the key to today's industrial progress. The evolution of lighter, stronger, cheaper materials with lower environmental impact and greater reliability is changing the way things are designed and built. To keep pace, engineers must stay abreast of current developments in all types of materials, from ceramic compounds to metals to synthetic fibers.

To utilize the new materials effectively and safely requires thorough familiarity with the materials themselves and the ways in which they interact when used in combination. Testing and inspection techniques are crucial with new materials whose properties may not yet be fully explored.

This book offers an up-to-date look at the principle types of composite materials and their uses, with a practical focus on nondestructive testing and repair. Special attention is given to the interfaces between dissimilar materials in various applications.

The introduction discusses the major composite families, fibers, matrix combinations, and the methods for strengthening these various materials. Advanced chapters cover:

  • Composite design and modeling
  • Mechanical properties: PMC, MMC, and CMC
  • Nondestructive evaluation, testing and inspection techniques
  • Repair methods
  • Industrial applications

Working engineers will find this book a useful overview of current issues in the field of material science. Students and teachers in a wide variety of engineering disciplines will also appreciate this practical, contemporary work as a text book or supplementary reading.

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