Structural Composite Materials
Structural Composite Materials deals with all aspects of advanced composite materials: what they are, where they are used, how they are made, their properties, how they are designed and analyzed, and how they perform in-service. It covers all types of fiber-reinforced polymer, metal, and ceramic-matrix composites, with an emphasis on continuous fiber polymer systems. It discusses fibers, resins, structures, tooling, and fabrication processes as well as machining, inspection, and testing procedures. It explains how defects and environmental degradation affect the mechanical properties of polymer composites, and provides practical information on joining, design, structural analysis, and repair. The final two chapters cover the details of metal and ceramic-matrix composites, describing their reinforcements, matrix systems, and production methods. For information on the print version, ISBN: 978-1-61503-037-8, follow this link.