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Engineered Materials Handbook Desk Edition

Edited by
Michelle M. Gauthier
Michelle M. Gauthier
Raytheon Company
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ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-200-6
Publication date:
1995
Book Chapter

Introduction to Polymer-Matrix Composites

Published:
1995
Page range:
469 - 475

Abstract

This article discusses the types, properties, and uses of continuous-fiber-reinforced composites, including glass, carbon, aramid, boron, continuous silicon carbide, and aluminum oxide fiber composites. While polyester and vinyl ester resins are the most used matrix materials for commercial applications, epoxy resins, bismaleimide resins, polyimide resins, and thermoplastic resins are used for aerospace applications. The article addresses design considerations as well as product forms and fabrication processes.

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1995. "Introduction to Polymer-Matrix Composites", Engineered Materials Handbook Desk Edition, Michelle M. Gauthier

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