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ASM Handbook

Composites

Edited by
Daniel B. Miracle
Daniel B. Miracle
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Steven L. Donaldson
Steven L. Donaldson
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ASM International
Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-195-5
Publication date:
2001
Book Chapter

Design Guidelines

By
John Bootle
John Bootle
XC Associates, Inc.
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Frank Burzesi
Frank Burzesi
XC Associates, Inc.
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Lynda Fiorini
Lynda Fiorini
XC Associates, Inc.
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Published:
2001
Page range:
388 - 395
Publication history
November 01, 2001

Abstract

This article presents the basic guidelines considered in designing a composite structure, and the basic definitions of terms that apply to composites. It describes the analysis of a composite laminate based on stress-strain relationships, stress-strain load relationships, general load displacement case, and general load case solution. Factors affecting the composite materials properties and allowables of fiber-reinforced polymers are reviewed. The article discusses the process considerations for mold design, such as master model, metal tooling, composite tooling, and tool care. It describes the resin selection in designing the composite for use in a particular application. The article illustrates the various methods that are used to process a composite component, namely, wet lay-up, autoclave, resin transfer molding, and vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding. It provides a discussion on electromagnetic interference shielding, electrostatic discharge protection, metal plating, fire resistance, and corrosion resistance on composite materials.

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John Bootle, Frank Burzesi, Lynda Fiorini, 2001. "Design Guidelines", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

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