Chapter 1: Introduction—Composite Materials and Optical Microscopy
This chapter provides a general description of materials and methods for manufacturing high-performance composites. The materials covered are polymer matrices and prepreg materials and the methods include infusion processes, composite-toughening methods, matrix-toughening methods, and dispersed-phase toughening. In addition, the chapter provides information on interlayer-toughened composites and honeycomb or foam structure composite materials. It also discusses the processes in optical microscopy of composite materials.
Introduction—Composite Materials and Optical Microscopy, Optical Microscopy of Fiber-Reinforced Composites, By Brian S. Hayes, Luther M. Gammon, ASM International, 2010, p 1–22, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.omfrc.t53030001
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