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Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003031
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
...-reinforced composites matrix resins organic matrices polymer-matrix composites reinforcements A COMPOSITE MATERIAL can be defined as a macroscopic combination of two or more distinct materials, having a recognizable interface between them. However, because composites are usually used for their...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003043
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... Abstract The structural efficiency of a composite structure is established by its joints and assembly. Adhesive bonding, mechanical fastening, and fusion bonding are three types of joining methods for polymer-matrix composites. This article provides information on surface treatment and the...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003045
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... materials. The techniques can be used to characterize material discontinuities such as delaminations, cracks, voids, and matrix-rich pockets. It is also possible to visualize fiber orientation, measure changes in material thickness, and determine elastic and sonic properties. As already mentioned...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003046
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... Materials Handbook, ASM International, 1990, p 821–828 M.M. Schwartz, Joining of Composite Matrix Materials, ASM International, 1994, p 69–77 The five repair joint concepts shown in Fig. 2 were developed for generic laminate repair. Each of these will be discussed in detail. Fig. 2 Repair...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003042
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... Abstract This article describes the use of conventional machining techniques, laser cutting and water-jet cutting for producing finished composite parts. It explains two representative polymer-matrix composites--graphite and aramid composites--and discusses the machining and drilling problems...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13b.a0003840
EISBN: 978-1-62708-183-2
... Abstract This article provides an overview of environmental performance of the most commonly used nonmetallic materials. The materials include elastomers, plastics, thermosetting resins, resin-matrix composites, organic coatings, concrete, refractories, and ceramics. The article also provides...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.9781627081955
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003044
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... data has proved more difficult, and therefore it is often necessary to resort to characterization of laminate strength properties. Thus, basic tensile testing is divided into lamina and laminate testing. There also are specimen differences between polymeric-matrix and metal-matrix composites that...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003005
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... materials, including ferrous alloys, nonferrous alloys, ceramics, cermets and cemented carbides, engineering plastics, polymer-matrix composites, metal-matrix composites, ceramic-matrix and carbon-carbon composites, and reviews their general property characteristics and applications. It describes the...
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Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003068
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... Abstract This article is a compilation of definitions for terms related to engineering materials, including plastics, elastomers, polymer-matrix composites, adhesives and sealants, ceramics, ceramic-matrix composites, glasses, and carbon-carbon composites. engineering materials ...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003063
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... the form of particles, platelets, whiskers or short fibers, continuous fibers, or sheet. Composites are generally classified by the matrix material: polymer, metal, or ceramic. CMCs can be further classified as discontinuously reinforced composites and continuous-fiber-reinforced composites (CFRCs...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003064
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... lowest ablation rate was achieved with polymers that gave high char yields. Still lower ablation rates were achieved by precharring the matrix polymer to produce what was referred to as “burned toast.” At the same time, CCCs were produced, inadvertently, in the carbon felt insulation in pyrolytic...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003035
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... Abstract Sheet molding compound (SMC) is a composite material - consisting of glass-fiber-reinforced polyester in a resin matrix - that’s available in sheet form for the production of compression-molded parts. This article discusses the components incorporated into the resin paste, including...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003032
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... comprehensive, but instead is meant to provide a general overview of the performance capabilities of selected polymer-matrix composite materials. Composite components are in the form of fibers, resins, and fiber-resin combinations, as shown in Fig. 1 . The fiber starts with single filaments grouped...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003023
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... of the filler phase relative to the polymeric matrix. Polyethylene is produced in four principal grades: high density (HDPE), low density (LDPE), linear low density (LLDPE), and ultrahigh molecular weight (UHMWPE). Structurally, these grades differ in the degree and type of branching on the main...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003033
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... Abstract This article addresses the types, properties, forms, and applications of fibers that are available for use in fiber-reinforced polymeric matrix composites, including glass, graphite, carbon, aramid, boron, silicon carbide, ceramic, continuous oxide and discontinuous oxide fibers. It...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003038
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... edges and delamination. A suitable alternative is still being sought for these composites. A composite is, by definition, a combination of reinforcing fibers surrounded by a stress-transferring medium or matrix that allows the development of the full properties of the reinforcing fibers. The level of...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003066
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... Abstract This article describes the chemical composition, physical properties, thermal properties, mechanical properties, electrical properties, optical properties, magnetic properties, and chemical properties of glasses, glass-matrix composites, and glass-ceramics. chemical properties...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003052
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... bertrandite ores High thermal conductivity High electrical resistivity Substrates (heatsinks) in electronics SiC Acheson process: SiO 2 + C → SiC + CO Pyrolysis of polycarbosilanes Extreme hardness Resistance to thermal shock Wear parts As a fiber whisker or particle in metal-matrix composites and...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003008
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... produce higher-performance engineering plastics. A composite is defined here as a material containing a resin matrix and a reinforcing agent, such as fiber. Heat and ultraviolet stabilizers, flame retardants, and other ingredients can be compounded into the resins to improve certain properties...