Experimental Characterization of Advanced Composite Materials, Fourth Edition

Author: Leif A. Carlsson,Donald F. Adams,R. Byron Pipes
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439848580
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 379
View: 9803
Over the last three decades, the evolution of techniques for the experimental testing of composite materials has struggled to keep up with the advances and broadening areas of application of the composite materials themselves. In recent years, however, much work has been done to consolidate and better understand the test methods being used. Finally, a consensus regarding the best available methods exists, and definitive recommendations can be made. Experimental Characterization of Advanced Composite Materials provides a succinct, authoritative treatment of the best available methods for determining the mechanical properties, thermal expansion coefficients, and fracture and strength data for composite materials. With an emphasis firmly on practical matters, it presents processing techniques, specimen preparation, analyses of test methods, test procedures, and data reduction schemes. Five chapters covering specific aspects of lamina testing are followed by discussions extending those principles to laminate responses. The treatment concludes by exploring composite durability issues with a detailed examination of defects and fracture mechanics. The Fourth Edition is revised to include: New figures, updated ASTM standards, and an expanded index Major additions in processing of thermoset resins, neat resin tests, sandwich structures, cure analyses, damage tolerance tests, single fiber tests, fiber matrix interface tests, interlaminar tension tests, through-thickness tension and compression tests, open-hole compression tests, falling weight impact tests, compression-after-impact tests, sandwich beam and core tests, and more With its concise format, detailed procedures, and expert assessments, this book is an outstanding resource for composites manufacturing and test engineers, lab technicians, and other industry professionals, as well as students, academia, and government research and engineering organizations. It brings together all of the most appropriate and widely accepted test methods developed to date.

Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials

Author: Valery Vasiliev,Evgeny V. Morozov
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080488172
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 504
View: 3410
Composite materials have been representing most significant breakthroughs in various industrial applications, particularly in aerospace structures, during the past thirty five years. The primary goal of Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials is the combined presentation of advanced mechanics, manufacturing technology, and analysis of composite materials. This approach lets the engineer take into account the essential mechanical properties of the material itself and special features of practical implementation, including manufacturing technology, experimental results, and design characteristics. Giving complete coverage of the topic: from basics and fundamentals to the advanced analysis including practical design and engineering applications. At the same time including a detailed and comprehensive coverage of the contemporary theoretical models at the micro- and macro- levels of material structure, practical methods and approaches, experimental results, and optimisation of composite material properties and component performance. The authors present the results of more than 30 year practical experience in the field of design and analysis of composite materials and structures. * Eight chapters progressively covering all structural levels of composite materials from their components through elementary plies and layers to laminates * Detailed presentation of advanced mechanics of composite materials * Emphasis on nonlinear material models (elasticity, plasticity, creep) and structural nonlinearity

Analysis and Performance of Fiber Composites

Author: Bhagwan D. Agarwal,Lawrence J. Broutman,K. Chandrashekhara
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119389984
Category: Science
Page: 576
View: 2448
Updated and expanded coverage of the latest trends and developments in fiber composite materials, processes, and applications Analysis and Performance of Fiber Composites, Fourth Edition features updated and expanded coverage of all technical aspects of fiber composites, including the latest trends and developments in materials, manufacturing processes, and materials applications, as well as the latest experimental characterization methods. Fiber reinforced composite materials have become a fundamental part of modern product manufacturing. Routinely used in such high-tech fields as electronics, automobiles, aircraft, and space vehicles, they are also essential to everyday staples of modern life, such as containers, piping, and appliances. Little wonder, when one considers their ease of fabrication, outstanding mechanical properties, design versatility, light weight, corrosion and impact resistance, and excellent fatigue strength. This Fourth Edition of the classic reference—the standard text for composite materials courses, worldwide—offers an unrivalled review of such an important class of engineering materials. Still the most comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of the mechanics, materials, performance, analysis, fabrication, and characterization of fiber composite materials available, Analysis and Performance of Fiber Composites, Fourth Edition features: Expanded coverage of materials and manufacturing, with additional information on materials, processes, and material applications Updated and expanded information on experimental characterization methods—including many industry specific tests Discussions of damage identification techniques using nondestructive evaluation (NDE) Coverage of the influence of moisture on performance of polymer matrix composites, stress corrosion of glass fibers and glass reinforced plastics, and damage due to low-velocity impact New end-of-chapter problems and exercises with solutions found on an accompanying website Computer analysis of laminates No other reference provides such exhaustive coverage of fiber composites with such clarity and depth. Analysis and Performance of Fiber Composites, Fourth Edition is, without a doubt, an indispensable resource for practicing engineers, as well as students of mechanics, mechanical engineering, and aerospace engineering.

Introduction to Design and Analysis with Advanced Composite Materials

Author: Stephen R. Swanson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 249
View: 1479
Focusing on fundamentals while presenting more advanced topics, this introductory text, by presenting basic analytic and design principles, offers the knowledge required to effectively design structures, using advanced composite materials. It examines material forms, properties and manufacturing techniques.

Mechanics of Composite Materials

Author: Richard M. Christensen
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136663
Category: Science
Page: 384
View: 6184
Graduate-level text assembles and interprets contributions to field of composite materials for a comprehensive account of mechanical behavior of heterogeneous media. Subjects include macroscopic stiffness properties and failure characterization. 1979 edition.

Principles of Composite Material Mechanics, Third Edition

Author: Ronald F. Gibson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439850054
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 683
View: 8389
Principles of Composite Material Mechanics, Third Edition presents a unique blend of classical and contemporary mechanics of composites technologies. While continuing to cover classical methods, this edition also includes frequent references to current state-of-the-art composites technology and research findings. New to the Third Edition Many new worked-out example problems, homework problems, figures, and references An appendix on matrix concepts and operations Coverage of particle composites, nanocomposites, nanoenhancement of conventional fiber composites, and hybrid multiscale composites Expanded coverage of finite element modeling and test methods Easily accessible to students, this popular bestseller incorporates the most worked-out example problems and exercises of any available textbook on mechanics of composite materials. It offers a rich, comprehensive, and up-to-date foundation for students to begin their work in composite materials science and engineering. A solutions manual and PowerPoint presentations are available for qualifying instructors.

Principles of Composite Material Mechanics

Author: Ronald F. Gibson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 425
View: 5525
"Extensively revised and maintaining the high standard of the popular original, this book reflects the many recent developments in the mechanics of composite materials. New and up-to-date information throughout the text brings modern engineering students everything they need to advance their knowledge of the ever more common composite materials."--BOOK JACKET.

Advanced Fibrous Composite Materials for Ballistic Protection

Author: Xiaogang Chen
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781782424611
Page: 548
View: 4081
Advanced Fibrous Composite Materials for Ballistic Protection provides the latest information on ballistic protection, a topic that remains an important issue in modern times due to ever increasing threats coming from regional conflicts, terrorism, and anti-social behavior. The basic requirements for ballistic protection equipment are first and foremost, the prevention of a projectile from perforating, the reduction of blunt trauma to the human body caused by ballistic impact, the necessity that they are thermal and provide moisture comfort, and that they are lightweight and flexible to guarantee wearer's mobility. The main aim of this book is to present some of the most recent developments in the design and engineering of woven fabrics and their use as layering materials to form composite structures for ballistic personal protection. Chapter topics include High Performance Ballistic Fibres, Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), Ballistic Damage of Hybrid Composite Materials, Analysis of Ballistic Fabrics and Layered Composite Materials, and Multi-Scale Modeling of Polymeric Composite Materials for Ballistic Protection. Contributions from leading experts in the field Cutting edge developments on the engineering of ballistic materials Comprehensive analysis of the development and uses of advanced fibrous composite materials

The Science and Technology of Rubber

Author: James E. Mark,Burak Erman,Mike Roland
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123948320
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 816
View: 9818
The 4e of The Science and Technology of Rubber provides a broad survey of elastomers with special emphasis on materials with a rubber-like elasticity. As in previous editions, the emphasis remains on a unified treatment of the material, exploring chemical aspects such as elastomer synthesis and curing, through recent theoretical developments and characterization of equilibrium and dynamic properties, to the final applications of rubber, including tire engineering and manufacturing. Updated material stresses the continuous relationship between ongoing research in synthesis, physics, structure and mechanics of rubber technology and industrial applications. Special attention is paid to recent advances in rubber-like elasticity theory and new processing techniques for elastomers. Exciting new developments in green tire manufacturing and tire recycling are covered. Provides a complete survey of elastomers for engineers and researchers in a unified treatment: from chemical aspects like elastomer synthesis and curing to the final applications of rubber, including tire engineering and manufacturing Contains important updates to several chapters, including elastomer synthesis, characterization, viscoelastic behavior, rheology, reinforcement, tire engineering, and recycling Includes a new chapter on the burgeoning field of bioelastomers

Solid State Composites and Hybrid Systems

Fundamentals and Applications
Author: Rada Savkina,Larysa Khomenkova
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351176056
Category: Science
Page: 196
View: 4142
Solid state composites and hybrid systems offer multifunctional applications in various fields of human life, demonstrating solutions to the key problems of the environment, human health, biology, medicine, electronics, energy harvesting and storage. Exploring this innovative field of research, this book details the wide range of materials, techniques, and approaches utilised in composite and hybrid structures in recent years. It will be of interest not only for experienced researchers but also for postgraduate students and young researchers entering the fields of nanoscience, material sciences, and bioengineering. Features: Contains the latest research developments in the materials, techniques, patents, and approaches in the field Includes both fundamental aspects and applied research Edited by two highly experienced researchers Accompanied and complimented by electronic supplementary resources

Designing Clinical Research

Author: Stephen B. Hulley,Steven R. Cummings,Warren S. Browner,Deborah G. Grady,Thomas B. Newman
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1469840545
Category: Medical
Page: 378
View: 9095
Designing Clinical Research sets the standard for providing a practical guide to planning, tabulating, formulating, and implementing clinical research, with an easy-to-read, uncomplicated presentation. This product incorporates current research methodology--including molecular and genetic clinical research--and offers an updated syllabus for conducting a clinical research workshop. Emphasis is on common sense as the main ingredient of good science. The book explains how to choose well-focused research questions and details the steps through all the elements of study design, data collection, quality assurance, and basic grant-writing.

Mechanical Testing of Advanced Fibre Composites

Author: J M Hodgkinson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1855738910
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 384
View: 9302
Testing of composite materials can present complex problems but is essential in order to ensure the reliable, safe and cost-effective performance of any engineering structure. This essentially practical book, complied from the contributions of leading professionals in the field, describes a wide range of test methods which can be applied to various types of advanced fibre composites. The book focuses on high modulus, high strength fibre/plastic composites and also covers highly anisotrpoic materials such as carbon, aramid and glass. Engineers and designers specifying the use of materials in structures will find this book an invaluable guide to best practice throughout the range of industrial sectors where FRCs are employed.


Theory and Practice of Measuring Reservoir Rock and Fluid Transport Properties
Author: Djebbar Tiab,Erle C. Donaldson
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0123838487
Category: Science
Page: 950
View: 3302
Introduction to Mineralogy -- Introduction to Petroleum Geology -- Porosity and Permeability -- Formation Resistivity and Water Saturation -- Capillary Pressure -- Wettability -- Applications of Darcy's Law -- Naturally Fractured Reservoirs -- Effect of Stress on Reservoir Rock Properties -- Fluid-Rock Interactions -- Modeling and Simulations -- Appendix.

Carbon Nanotechnology

Recent Developments in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science and Device Applications
Author: Liming Dai
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080459325
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 750
View: 5406
Nanotechnology is no longer a merely social talking point and is beginning to affect the lives of everyone. Carbon nanotechnology as a major shaper of new nanotechnologies has evolved into a truly interdisciplinary field, which encompasses chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, materials science and engineering. This is a field in which a huge amount of literature has been generated within recent years, and the number of publications is still increasing every year. Carbon Nanotechnology aims to provide a timely coverage of the recent development in the field with updated reviews and remarks by world-renowned experts. Intended to be an exposition of cutting-edge research and development rather than a kind of conference proceeding, Carbon Nanotechnology will be very useful not only to experienced scientists and engineers, who wish to broaden their knowledge of the wide-ranging nanotechnology and/or to develop practical devices, but also to graduate and senior undergraduate students who look to make their mark in this field of the future. · A comprehensive treatment from materials chemistry and structure-property to practical applications · Offers an in-depth analysis of various carbon nanotechnologies from both fundamental and practical perspectives · An easily accessible assessment of the materials properties and device performances based on all of the major classes of carbon nanomaterials, including: carbon fiber; diamond; C60; and carbon nanotubes · A concise compilation of the practical applications of carbon nanotechnologies from polymer-carbon nanocomposites to sensors, electron emitters, and molecular electronics

Introduction to Electric Circuits

Author: Richard C. Dorf,James A. Svoboda
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470521570
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 886
View: 8584
The central theme of Introduction to Electric Circuits is the concept that electric circuits are a part of the basic fabric of modern technology. Given this theme, this book endeavors to show how the analysis and design of electric circuits are inseparably intertwined with the ability of the engineer to design complex electronic, communication, computer and control systems as well as consumer products.This book is designed for a one-to three-term course in electric circuits or linear circuit analysis, and is structured for maximum flexibility.

Fiber-Reinforced Composites

Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Third Edition
Author: P.K. Mallick
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420005987
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 638
View: 3121
The newly expanded and revised edition of Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design presents the most up-to-date resource available on state-of-the-art composite materials. This book is unique in that it not only offers a current analysis of mechanics and properties, but also examines the latest advances in test methods, applications, manufacturing processes, and design aspects involving composites. This third edition presents thorough coverage of newly developed materials including nanocomposites. It also adds more emphasis on underlying theories, practical methods, and problem-solving skills employed in real-world applications of composite materials. Each chapter contains new examples drawn from diverse applications and additional problems to reinforce the practical relevance of key concepts. New in The Third Edition: Contains new sections on material substitution, cost analysis, nano- and natural fibers, fiber architecture, and carbon-carbon composites Provides a new chapter on polymer-based nanocomposites Adds new sections on test methods such as fiber bundle tests and interlaminar fracture measurements Expands sections on manufacturing fundamentals, thermoplastics matrix composites, and resin transfer molding Maintaining the trademark quality of its well-respected and authoritative predecessors, Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Third Edition continues to provide a unique interdisciplinary perspective and a logical approach to understanding the latest developments in the field.

RNA Methodologies

A Laboratory Guide for Isolation and Characterization
Author: Robert E. Farrell, Jr.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080454763
Category: Science
Page: 688
View: 8930
This laboratory guide represents a growing collection of tried, tested and optimized laboratory protocols for the isolation and characterization of eukaryotic RNA, with lesser emphasis on the characterization of prokaryotic transcripts. Collectively the chapters work together to embellish the RNA story, each presenting clear take-home lessons, liberally incorporating flow charts, tables and graphs to facilitate learning and assist in the planning and implementation phases of a project. RNA Methodologies, 3rd edition includes approximately 30% new material, including chapters on the more recent technologies of RNA interference including: RNAi; Microarrays; Bioinformatics. It also includes new sections on: new and improved RT-PCR techniques; innovative 5’ and 3’ RACE techniques; subtractive PCR methods; methods for improving cDNA synthesis. * Author is a well-recognized expert in the field of RNA experimentation and founded Exon-Intron, a well-known biotechnology educational workshop center * Includes classic and contemporary techniques * Incorporates flow charts, tables, and graphs to facilitate learning and assist in the planning phases of projects

Computer Organization and Design MIPS Edition

The Hardware/Software Interface
Author: David A. Patterson,John L. Hennessy
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0124078869
Category: Computers
Page: 800
View: 1248
Computer Organization and Design, Fifth Edition, is the latest update to the classic introduction to computer organization. The text now contains new examples and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud. It explores this generational change with updated content featuring tablet computers, cloud infrastructure, and the ARM (mobile computing devices) and x86 (cloud computing) architectures. The book uses a MIPS processor core to present the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies and I/O.Because an understanding of modern hardware is essential to achieving good performance and energy efficiency, this edition adds a new concrete example, Going Faster, used throughout the text to demonstrate extremely effective optimization techniques. There is also a new discussion of the Eight Great Ideas of computer architecture. Parallelism is examined in depth with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topics. The book features the Intel Core i7, ARM Cortex-A8 and NVIDIA Fermi GPU as real-world examples, along with a full set of updated and improved exercises. This new edition is an ideal resource for professional digital system designers, programmers, application developers, and system software developers. It will also be of interest to undergraduate students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering courses in Computer Organization, Computer Design, ranging from Sophomore required courses to Senior Electives. Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association Includes new examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud Covers parallelism in depth with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topics Features the Intel Core i7, ARM Cortex-A8 and NVIDIA Fermi GPU as real-world examples throughout the book Adds a new concrete example, "Going Faster," to demonstrate how understanding hardware can inspire software optimizations that improve performance by 200 times Discusses and highlights the "Eight Great Ideas" of computer architecture: Performance via Parallelism; Performance via Pipelining; Performance via Prediction; Design for Moore's Law; Hierarchy of Memories; Abstraction to Simplify Design; Make the Common Case Fast; and Dependability via Redundancy Includes a full set of updated and improved exercises

Mathematical Methods and Models in Composites

Author: Vladislav Mantič
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 178326411X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 520
View: 6471
This book provides a representative selection of the most relevant, innovative, and useful mathematical methods and models applied to the analysis and characterization of composites and their behaviour on micro-, meso-, and macroscale. It establishes the fundamentals for meaningful and accurate theoretical and computer modelling of these materials in the future. Although the book is primarily concerned with fibre-reinforced composites, which have ever-increasing applications in fields such as aerospace, many of the results presented can be applied to other kinds of composites. The topics covered include: scaling and homogenization procedures in composite structures, thin plate and wave solutions in anisotropic materials, laminated structures, instabilities, fracture and damage analysis of composites, and highly efficient methods for simulation of composites manufacturing. The results presented are useful in the design, fabrication, testing, and industrial applications of composite components and structures. The book is written by well-known experts in different areas of applied mathematics, physics, and composite engineering and is an essential source of reference for graduate and doctoral students, as well as researchers. It is also suitable for non-experts in composites who wish to have an overview of both the mathematical methods and models used in this area and the related open problems requiring further research. Contents:Asymptotic Homogenization Method and Micromechanical Models for Composite Materials and Thin-Walled Composite Structures (Alexander L Kalamkarov)Scaling and Homogenization in Spatially Random Composites (Martin Ostoja-Starzewski and Shivakumar I Ranganathan)Stroh-Like Formalism for General Thin Laminated Plates and Its Applications (Chyanbin Hwu)Classical, Refined, Zig-Zag and Layer-Wise Models for Laminated Structures (Erasmo Carrera and Maria Cinefra)Bifurcation of Elastic Multilayers (Davide Bigoni, Massimiliano Gei and Sara Roccabianca)Propagation of Rayleigh Waves in Anisotropic Media and an Inverse Problem in the Characterization of Initial Stress (Kazumi Tanuma and Chi-Sing Man)Advanced Model Order Reduction for Simulating Composite-Forming Processes (Francisco Chinesta, Adrien Leygue and Arnaud Poitou)Modeling Fracture and Complex Crack Networks in Laminated Composites (Carlos G Dávila, Cheryl A Rose and Endel V Iarve)Delamination and Adhesive Contact Models and Their Mathematical Analysis and Numerical Treatment (Tomáš Roubíček, Martin Kružík and Jan Zeman)Crack Nucleation at Stress Concentration Points in Composite Materials — Application to Crack Deflection by an Interface (Dominique Leguillon and Eric Martin)Singular Elastic Solutions in Anisotropic Multimaterial Corners. Applications to Composites (Vladislav Mantič, Alberto Barroso and Federico París) Readership: Graduate students and researchers in composite engineering. Key Features:Competing titles are much more specialized - providing in-depth treatments but of only one area of research related to compositesContributing authors are worldwide prominent experts in the very different areas of applied mathematics, physics and engineering related to compositesEspecially suitable for young researchers showing a great variety of different approaches available today to model composites manufacturing, behavior and damage mechanisms. This unique volume allows them to find different approaches to related problems, to realize possible connections between them, and to finally take advantage of the already existing in-depth results related to composites in sometimes apparently very distant scientific fieldsKeywords:Composite Material;Laminate;Plate;Thin-Walled;Elastic Multilayer;Fiber-Reinforced;Homogenization;Anisotropic Material;Stroh Formalism;Nonlinear Elasticity;Wave;Inverse Problem;Fabrication;Manufacturing;Damage Mechanism;Crack;Delamination;Adhesive Contact;Fracture Criteria;Instability;Stress Singularity;X-FEM;SGBEM;Zig-Zag;Matched Asymptotic Expansion

Natural Fiber Composites

Author: R.D.S.G. Campilho
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482239003
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 363
View: 4948
This book brings value to anyone working with or designing natural fiber composite structures. It helps readers understand the value these materials can add to projects, how to choose the best materials and treatments, how to safely design and fabricate products made of natural fiber composites and how to test them for safety. It covers the characterization of natural fibers, matrices and respective composites and how to enhance their performance and processing as well as testing and degradation issues.