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ASM Handbook

Materials Selection and Design

Edited by
George E. Dieter
George E. Dieter
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ASM International
Volume
20
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-194-8
Publication date:
1997
Book Chapter

Design with Composites

By
R.J. Diefendorf
R.J. Diefendorf
Clemson University
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Published:
1997
Page range:
648 - 665

Abstract

This article begins with a discussion on fiber-reinforced composite materials and describes the generic behavior and structure/property relationships of composites. The article summarizes lamina properties and presents equations that help in calculation of lamina properties. Composite laminates are constructed from lamina with uniaxial fiber orientation and frequently from textile fabrics as well. The article describes the characteristics of symmetric in-plane and through-thickness laminates; asymmetric in-plane and symmetric through-thickness laminates; asymmetric laminates; and curved laminates. It provides information on controlled thermal expansion composites, metal-matrix composites, and ceramic-matrix composites as well as their properties. The article addresses the consideration of variance and scaling. It illustrates the types of bonded joints and concludes with a discussion on design for manufacturing.

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R.J. Diefendorf, 1997. "Design with Composites", Materials Selection and Design, George E. Dieter

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