Structural Composite Materials

Author: F. C. Campbell
Publisher: ASM International
ISBN: 1615031405
Category: Composite materials
Page: 612
View: 9170
This book 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 both continuous and discontinuous fiber composites fabricated from polymer, metal, and ceramic matrices, with an emphasis on continuous fiber polymer matrix composites.

Analysis of Structural Composite Materials

Author: Sabodh K. Garg,Vytas Svalbonas,Gerald A. Gurtman
Publisher: N.A
Category: Composite materials
Page: 473
View: 2545

Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications

Structural Integrity and Crashworthiness
Author: Ahmed Elmarakbi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111853526X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 472
View: 5048
The automotive industry faces many challenges, including increased global competition, the need for higher-performance vehicles, a reduction in costs and tighter environmental and safety requirements. The materials used in automotive engineering play key roles in overcoming these issues: ultimately lighter materials mean lighter vehicles and lower emissions. Composites are being used increasingly in the automotive industry due to their strength, quality and light weight. Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications: Structural Integrity and Crashworthiness provides a comprehensive explanation of how advanced composite materials, including FRPs, reinforced thermoplastics, carbon-based composites and many others, are designed, processed and utilized in vehicles. It includes technical explanations of composite materials in vehicle design and analysis and covers all phases of composite design, modelling, testing and failure analysis. It also sheds light on the performance of existing materials including carbon composites and future developments in automotive material technology which work towards reducing the weight of the vehicle structure. Key features: Chapters written by world-renowned authors and experts in their own fields Includes detailed case studies and examples covering all aspects of composite materials and their application in the automotive industries Unique topic integration between the impact, crash, failure, damage, analysis and modelling of composites Presents the state of the art in composite materials and their application in the automotive industry Integrates theory and practice in the fields of composite materials and automotive engineering Considers energy efficiency and environmental implications Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications: Structural Integrity and Crashworthiness is a comprehensive reference for those working with composite materials in both academia and industry, and is also a useful source of information for those considering using composites in automotive applications in the future.

Advanced Technology for Design and Fabrication of Composite Materials and Structures

Applications to the Automotive, Marine, Aerospace and Construction Industry
Author: George C. Sih,Alberto Carpinteri,G. Surace
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792333036
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 438
View: 8914
The last decade has seen a significant growth in the processing and fabrication of advanced composite materials. This volume contains the up-to-date contributions of those with working experience in the automotive, marine, aerospace and construction field. Starting with modern technologies concerned with assessing the change in material microstructure in terms of the processing parameters, methodologies are offered to account for tradeoffs between the fundamental variables such as temperature and pressure that control the product quality. The book contains new ideas and data, not available in the open literature.

Composite Materials for Aircraft Structures

Author: Baker, Alan A. Baker
Publisher: AIAA
ISBN: 9781600860409
Category: Airplanes
Page: 599
View: 4128

Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures

Author: Carlos A. Mota Soares,Cristóvão M. Mota Soares,Manuel J.M. Freitas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401144893
Category: Science
Page: 517
View: 1767
A compact presentation of the foundations, current state of the art, recent developments and research directions of all essential techniques related to the mechanics of composite materials and structures. Special emphasis is placed on classic and recently developed theories of composite laminated beams, plates and shells, micromechanics, impact and damage analysis, mechanics of textile structural composites, high strain rate testing and non-destructive testing of composite materials and structures. Topics of growing importance are addressed, such as: numerical methods and optimisation, identification and damage monitoring. The latest results are presented on the art of modelling smart composites, optimal design with advanced materials, and industrial applications. Each section of the book is written by internationally recognised experts who have dedicated most of their research work to a particular field. Readership: Postgraduate students, researchers and engineers in the field of composites. Undergraduate students will benefit from the treatment of the foundations of the mechanics of composite materials and structures.

Composite Materials for Electronic Functions

Author: Deborah D. L. Chung
Publisher: Trans Tech Publication
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 77
View: 8528
Composite materials are traditionally designed for the mechanical properties, due to their structural applications. However, composite materials are increasingly used in non-structural applications, such as electronic packaging and thermal management. Moreover, structual composite materials that are multifunctional are increasingly needed, due to the demand of smart structures and the importance of weight saving. As a consequence, structural materials that can provide electronic functions are needed. Thus, electronic functions are desirable for boht non-structural and structural composite materials.

Concise Encyclopedia of Composite Materials

Author: A. Kelly
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080912656
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 349
View: 9009
The Concise Encyclopedia of Composite Materials, first published as a hardbound edition in 1989, has been updated and revised and is now available as a paperback for individual researchers requiring a fundamental reference source for this dynamic field. Since 1989, research involving composite materials has advanced rapidly and this revised edition reflects those changes with the addition of new articles, including recent work on nanocomposites, smart composite materials systems, and metallic multilayers. The 67 articles included in this revised edition are presented in alphabetical order and each provides an introduction to one aspect of composite materials. Every article is extensively cross-referenced and includes a full bibliography. The volume contains over 250 photographs, drawings and tables as well as exhaustive subject and author indexes. The comprehensive breadth of coverage of the field of composite materials makes this volume an invaluable source of reference for materials scientists and mechanical engineers involved in industrial and academic research into the fabrication, properties and applications of composite materials.

Organic Matrix Structural Composites

Quality Assurance and Reproducibility
Author: N.A
Publisher: National Academies
Category: Alloys
Page: 145
View: 8119

Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Aerospace Composite Materials

A New Generation of Multifunctional Hybrid Structural Composites
Author: A. Paipetis,V. Kostopoulos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400742460
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 376
View: 7178
The well documented increase in the use of high performance composites as structural materials in aerospace components is continuously raising the demands in terms of dynamic performance, structural integrity, reliable life monitoring systems and adaptive actuating abilities. Current technologies address the above issues separately; material property tailoring and custom design practices aim to the enhancement of dynamic and damage tolerance characteristics, whereas life monitoring and actuation is performed with embedded sensors that may be detrimental to the structural integrity of the component. This publication explores the unique properties of carbon nanotubes (CNT) as an additive in the matrix of Fibre Reinforced Plastics (FRP), for producing structural composites with improved mechanical performance as well as sensing/actuating capabilities. The successful combination of the CNT properties and existing sensing actuating technologies leads to the realization of a multifunctional FRP structure. The current volume presents the state of the art research in this field. The contributions cover all the aspects of the novel composite systems, i.e. modeling from nano to macro scale, enhancement of structural efficiency, dispersion and manufacturing, integral health monitoring abilities, Raman monitoring, as well as the capabilities that ordered carbon nanotube arrays offer in terms of sensing and/or actuating in aerospace composites.

The behavior of structures composed of composite materials

Author: Jack R. Vinson,Robert L. Sierakowski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400951876
Category: Science
Page: 323
View: 9614
While currently available texts dealing with the subject of high perfor mance composite materials touch upon a spectra of topics such as mechanical metallurgy, physical metallurgy, micromechanics and macro mechanics of such systems, it is the specific purpose of this text to examine elements of the mechanics of structural components composed of composite materials. This text is intended for use in training engineers in this new technology and rational thought processes necessary to develop a better understanding of the behavior of such material systems for use as structural components. The concepts are further exploited in terms of the structural format and development to which the book is dedicated. To this end the development progresses systematically by first introducing the notion and concepts of what these new material classes are, the fabrication processes involved and their unique features relative to conventional monolithic materials. Such introductory remarks, while far too short in texts of this type, appear necessary as a precursor for engineers to develop a better understanding for design purposes of both the threshold limits to which the properties of such systems can be pushed as well as the practical limitations on their manufacture. Following these introductory remarks, an in-depth discussion of the important differences between composites and conventional monolithic material types is discussed in terms of developing the concepts associated with directional material properties.

Composites Design

Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM/9), Madrid, 12-16 July, 1993. volume 4
Author: Antonio Miravete
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 9781855731370
Category: Composite materials
Page: 867
View: 2445

The Behavior of Sandwich Structures of Isotropic and Composite Materials

Author: Jack R. Vinson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781566766999
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 378
View: 4037
The Behavior of Sandwich Structures of Isotropic and Composite Materials presents the mathematics, descriptions, and analytical techniques in the growing field of sandwich structures. From a background in sandwich structures to thermoelastic problems of sandwich structures and sandwich shell theory, the book provides the knowledge needed to analyze, design, and optimize various sandwich structures. As one would expect from a book on sandwich structures, this volume discusses special failure modes such as face wrinkling and core shear instability. Coverage includes not only honeycomb cores, but also foam, web, and truss cores. An important topic in composite structure design, optimization is explored in two chapters on sandwich plates and sandwich shells. The author presents the optimization techniques in closed form and the methods are applicable to material selection and geometric design. The book also contains a set of problems and references at the end of each chapter. This text is ideal for engineers-in-training, as well as practical engineers who desire a comprehensive understanding of sandwich structures technology.

Structural Analysis of Polymeric Composite Materials, Second Edition

Author: Mark E. Tuttle
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466592206
Category: Mathematics
Page: 292
View: 1031
Structural Analysis of Polymeric Composite Materials, Second Edition introduces the mechanics of composite materials and structures and combines classical lamination theory with macromechanical failure principles for prediction and optimization of composite structural performance. It addresses topics such as high-strength fibers, manufacturing techniques, commercially available compounds, and the behavior of anisotropic, orthotropic, and transversely isotropic materials and structures subjected to complex loading. Emphasizing the macromechanical (structural) level over micromechanical issues and analyses, this unique book integrates effects of environment at the outset to establish a coherent and updated knowledge base. In addition, each chapter includes example problems to illustrate the concepts presented.

Impact Behaviour of Fibre-Reinforced Composite Materials and Structures

Author: S. R. Reid,G Zhou
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1855738902
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
View: 1411
This study covers impact response, damage tolerance and failure of fibre-reinforced composite materials and structures. Materials development, analysis and prediction of structural behaviour and cost-effective design all have a bearing on the impact response of composites and this book brings together for the first time the most comprehensive and up-to-date research work from leading international experts. State of the art analysis of impact response, damage tolerance and failure of FRC materials Distinguished contributors provide expert analysis of the most recent materials and structures Valuable tool for R&D engineers, materials scientists and designers

Composite Materials

Fatigue and Fracture. Sixth volume
Author: N.A
Publisher: ASTM International
ISBN: 0803124112
Category: Composite materials
Page: 571
View: 7856

Major Accomplishments in Composite Materials and Sandwich Structures

An Anthology of ONR Sponsored Research
Author: I. M. Daniel,E.E. Gdoutos,Yapa D.S. Rajapakse
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048131419
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 818
View: 3021
This book collects major research contributions in composite materials and sandwich structures supported by the U.S. Office of Naval Research. It contains over thirty chapters written by experts and serves as a reference and guide for future research.

Durability Analysis of Structural Composite Systems

Reliability, risk analysis and prediction of safe residual structural integrity - Lectures of the Special Chair AIB-Vincotte 1995
Author: Albert H. Cardon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789054106401
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 208
View: 1568
Durability analysis can be defined as the prediction methodology of safe residual behaviour after a given life time under a complex mechanical loading history in combination with a program of environmental variations. This was, and is a central problem for the reliability of structural components whatever are the basic material systems. With composite systems, combination of different materials in interaction, an integrated material structure design becomes possible. If one of the phases is a polymer, the composite system has time dependent properties and as consequence durability analysis has to be performed taking into account the internal time factor in combination with strong influences from temperature changes and moisture diffusion. Insurance companies need information on durability and reliability in order to cover the risks, and in the event of failure lawyers have to arrive at an agreement om the responsibilites of the different actors involved in the constructiion. This book is an overview of the state of the different aspects of safe structural integrity for a given lifetime of composite structures, with special emphasis on polymer matrix composites. It is of interest for scientists and engineers involved in composites and for designers of composite structural components.

Composite Materials for Implant Applications in the Human Body

Characterization and Testing
Author: Russel D. Jamison
Publisher: ASTM International
ISBN: 9780803118522
Category: Biomedical materials
Page: 155
View: 9488
Papers presented at the ASTM symposium on [title] held in San Diego, November 1991. Most of the papers are concerned with orthopedic applications, and many of the test methods relate to the long-term viability of the composite materials and devices. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Por

Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Composite Materials: Characterization and ceramic matrix composites

Author: Anoush Poursartip,Ken Street
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 9781855732254
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 872
View: 7944
Volume 4: Characterization and ceramic matrix composites