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
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Aiming to bridge the gap between mechanical and materials engineering, this book in the field on fibre reinforced composite materials provides a treatment of the mechanics, materials, fabrication, characterisation, and performance of composite materials.

Composite Materials for Aircraft Structures


Author: Alan A. Baker
Publisher: AIAA
ISBN: 9781600860409
Category: Airplanes
Page: 599
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The International Handbook of FRP Composites in Civil Engineering


Author: Manoochehr Zoghi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849320135
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 706
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Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have become an integral part of the construction industry because of their versatility, enhanced durability and resistance to fatigue and corrosion, high strength-to-weight ratio, accelerated construction, and lower maintenance and life-cycle costs. Advanced FRP composite materials are also emerging for a wide range of civil infrastructure applications. These include everything from bridge decks, bridge strengthening and repairs, and seismic retrofit to marine waterfront structures and sustainable, energy-efficient housing. The International Handbook of FRP Composites in Civil Engineering brings together a wealth of information on advances in materials, techniques, practices, nondestructive testing, and structural health monitoring of FRP composites, specifically for civil infrastructure. With a focus on professional applications, the handbook supplies design guidelines and standards of practice from around the world. It also includes helpful design formulas, tables, and charts to provide immediate answers to common questions. Organized into seven parts, the handbook covers: FRP fundamentals, including history, codes and standards, manufacturing, materials, mechanics, and life-cycle costs Bridge deck applications and the critical topic of connection design for FRP structural members External reinforcement for rehabilitation, including the strengthening of reinforced concrete, masonry, wood, and metallic structures FRP composites for the reinforcement of concrete structures, including material characteristics, design procedures, and quality assurance–quality control (QA/QC) issues Hybrid FRP composite systems, with an emphasis on design, construction, QA/QC, and repair Quality control, quality assurance, and evaluation using nondestructive testing, and in-service monitoring using structural health monitoring of FRP composites, including smart composites that can actively sense and respond to the environment and internal states FRP-related books, journals, conference proceedings, organizations, and research sources Comprehensive yet concise, this is an invaluable reference for practicing engineers and construction professionals, as well as researchers and students. It offers ready-to-use information on how FRP composites can be more effectively utilized in new construction, repair and reconstruction, and architectural engineering.

Engineering Design with Polymers and Composites, Second Edition


Author: James C. Gerdeen, PhD, PE,Ronald A.L. Rorrer, PhD, PE
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439860521
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 420
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Engineering Design with Polymers and Composites, Second Edition continues to provide one of the only textbooks on the analysis and design of mechanical components made from polymer materials. It explains how to create polymer materials to meet design specifications. After tracing the history of polymers and composites, the text describes modern design concepts, such as weight-to-strength ratio and cost-to-strength ratio, for selecting polymers and composites for design applications. It also presents computer methods for choosing polymer materials from a database, for optimal design, and for laminated plate design. New to the Second Edition This edition rearranges many chapters and adds a significant amount of new material. Composites are now covered in two chapters, instead of one. This edition also includes entirely new chapters on polymer fusing and other assembly techniques, rapid prototyping, and piezoelectric polymers. Suitable for mechanical and civil engineering students as well as practicing engineers, this book helps readers get an edge in the rapidly changing electromechanical industry. It gives them a fundamental foundation for understanding phenomena that they will encounter in real-life applications or through subsequent study and research.

Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Composite Materials: Structures


Author: Anoush Poursartip,Ken Street
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 9781855732261
Category: Composite materials
Page: 766
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SPI/CI 52nd Annual Conference and Exposition 1997


Author: Technomic,Spi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781566765527
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 840
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Fundamentals of Polymer Engineering, Revised and Expanded


Author: Anil Kumar,Rakesh K. Gupta
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203911891
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 712
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Exploring the characterization, thermodynamics and structural, mechanical, thermal and transport behavior of polymers as melts, solutions and solids, this text covers essential concepts and breakthroughs in reactor design and polymer production and processing. It contains modern theories, end-of-chapter problems and real-world examples for a clear understanding of polymer function and development. Fundamentals of Polymer Engineering, Second Edition provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of polymer science for more advanced study in the field of polymers. Topics include reaction engineering of step-growth polymerization, emulsion polymerization, and polymer diffusion.

An Introduction to Composite Materials


Author: D. Hull,T. W. Clyne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107393183
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: N.A
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This edition has been greatly enlarged and updated to provide both scientists and engineers with a clear and comprehensive understanding of composite materials. In describing both theoretical and practical aspects of their production, properties and usage, the book crosses the borders of many disciplines. Topics covered include: fibres, matrices, laminates and interfaces; elastic deformation, stress and strain, strength, fatigue crack propagation and creep resistance; toughness and thermal properties; fatigue and deterioration under environmental conditions; fabrication and applications. Coverage has been increased to include polymeric, metallic and ceramic matrices and reinforcement in the form of long fibres, short fibres and particles. Designed primarily as a teaching text for final-year undergraduates in materials science and engineering, this book will also interest undergraduates and postgraduates in chemistry, physics, and mechanical engineering. In addition, it will be an excellent source book for academic and technological researchers on materials.

Vibration Control of Active Structures

An Introduction
Author: A. Preumont
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400720335
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 436
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This text is an introduction to the dynamics of active structures and to the feedback control of lightly damped flexible structures; the emphasis is placed on basic issues and simple control strategies that work. Now in its third edition, more chapters have been added, and comments and feedback from readers have been taken into account, while at the same time the unique premise of bridging the gap between structure and control has remained. Many examples and problems bring the subject to life and take the audience from theory to practice. The book has chapters dealing with some concepts in structural dynamics; electromagnetic and piezoelectric transducers; piezoelectric beam, plate and truss; passive damping with piezoelectric transducers; collocated versus non-collocated control; active damping with collocated systems; vibration isolation; state space approach; analysis and synthesis in the frequency domain; optimal control; controllability and observability; stability; applications; tendon control of cable structures; active control of large telescopes; and semi-active control. The book concludes with an exhaustive bibliography and index. This book is intended for structural engineers who want to acquire some background in vibration control; it can be used as a textbook for a graduate course on vibration control or active structures. A solutions manual is available through the publisher to teachers using this book as a textbook.

Properties and Performance of Natural-Fibre Composites


Author: K Pickering
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1845694597
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 576
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Concern about global warming has led to renewed interest in the more sustainable use of natural fibres in composite materials. This important book reviews the wealth of recent research into improving the mechanical properties of natural-fibre thermoplastic composites so that they can be more widely used. The first part of the book provides an overview of the main types of natural fibres used in composites, how they are processed and, in particular, the way the fibre-matrix interface can be engineered to improve performance. Part two discusses the increasing use of natural-fibre composites in such areas as automotive and structural engineering, packaging and the energy sector. The final part of the book discusses ways of assessing the mechanical performance of natural-fibre composites. With its distinguished editor and team of contributors, Properties and performance of natural-fibre composites is a valuable reference for all those using these important materials in such areas as automotive and structural engineering. Provides an overview of the types of natural fibres used in composites Discusses fibre-matrix interface and how it can be engineered to improve performance Examines the increasing use of natural-fibre composites in automotive and structural engineering and the packaging and energy sector

Biomaterials

An Introduction
Author: Joon Park,R. S. Lakes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387378804
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 562
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With sixty years of combined experience, the authors of this extensively revised book have learned to emphasize the fundamental materials science, structure-property relationships, and biological responses as a foundation for a wide array of biomaterials applications. This edition includes a new chapter on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, approximately 1900 references to additional reading, extensive tutorial materials on new developments in spinal implants and fixation techniques and theory. It also offers systematic coverage of orthopedic implants, and expanded treatment of ceramic materials and implants.

Composite Materials, 6th Japan/US Conference


Author: Kier M. Finlayson,Kenton R. Osborn,Waleed Shalaby
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781566760218
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 888
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ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF FRP REINFORCED


Author: Shamsher Bahadur Singh
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 1259058913
Category:
Page: N.A
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?With the advent of advanced composite materials in the form of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP), these innovative FRP materials have been utilized across the world as internal reinforcements, external reinforcements, and prestressing tendons/strands. The research carried out on FRP materials have revealed their potential as efficient construction materials requiring least maintenance and minimal life cycle cost. In addition, FRP also finds usage as external strengthening material in deficient structures and for upgrading the strength of structures to meet new requirements. This book presents various aspects of FRP composite materials, their characteristics, manufacturing techniques, real-life projects, different forms of FRP products and, most importantly, detailed procedures for designing new structures using FRP as internal reinforcements, external strengthening materials, and prestressing materials. The main topics covered: introduction of FRP composites? material characteristics? history and uses of FRP technology? design of RC structures using FRP bars? design philosophy for FRP external strengthening systems? durability-based design approach for external FRP strengthening of RC beams Alongside case study problems, for example, on FRP prestressed concrete bridges, this book comes equipped with ample exercise problems and design examples. As a consolidated source of design guidelines and design examples on FRP reinforced and/or prestressed concrete structures, this book will be of prime interest to a wide range of readers including researchers, academicians in general, consultants, practitioners, designers, writers of design codes, structural engineers, and senior undergraduate and graduate students.

Engineering with Polymers, 2nd Edition


Author: P. C. Powell,A. J. Ingen Housz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780748739875
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 502
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Plastics and rubber materials, or polymers, are increasingly the first choice of engineers when reliable, cost-effective performance and safety are essential. The volume of polymers used in the Western economy now exceeds that of metals, which requires today's engineering students to have a thorough grounding in the properties and applications of polymeric materials. The first chapters of Engineering with Polymers explain what polymers are, how they behave, and how articles are made from them. The authors then show how the standard engineering techniques of stress analysis, structures, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and design can be adopted or adapted to cover plastics and rubber materials. The book ends with chapters detailing interactions between processing and properties, and a description of a variety of approaches to designing plastics products, from practical advice to the use or further development of theoretical principles, backed up by examples and case studies. The book is aimed at mechanical engineering students and design engineers in industry and also at materials' and chemical engineers.

Microstructural Design of Fiber Composites


Author: Tsu-Wei Chou
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521019651
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 592
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The book is intended as a text for graduate or advanced undergraduate students, but will also be an excellent reference for all materials scientists and engineers.

Analysis of the Test Methods for High Modulus Fibers and Composites


Author: James M. Whitney,Symposium on Analysis of the Test Methods for High Modulus Fibers and Composites
Publisher: ASTM International
ISBN: 9780803107014
Category: Composite materials
Page: 416
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Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Composite Materials

Fatigue, Fracture and Ceramic Matrix Composites
Author: Murray L. Scott
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 9781855733527
Category:
Page: 892
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Carbon-Carbon Composites


Author: G. Savage,Gary Savage,George M. Savage
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780412361500
Category: Computers
Page: 389
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Carbon-Carbon Composites provides a review of a group of materials at the forefront of high technology. Carbon itself is a unique material around which a whole branch of science has developed. The first chapter introduces C-C materials with respect to their relationship to other carbon materials, from whence they derive many of their properties.

Fatigue in Composites

Science and Technology of the Fatigue Response of Fibre-Reinforced Plastics
Author: B. Harris
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 9781855736085
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 742
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Fiber composites, like metals, exhibit a form of degradation in service described as fatigue. Engineers must understand composite fatigue because it is a causative agent of design and structural failures. Engineers need to increase their knowledge of the mechanisms which result in degradation in order to predict the life of a composite under specified conditions and produce composites with greater durability. This book provides an extensive account of contemporary research on fatigue from a selection of internationally recognized researchers. Part one introduces the concept, delivering a historical review of the fatigue behavior of fiber-reinforced plastics and illustrating fatigue test methods and fatigue under multiaxial stress systems. The second part reviews current research on micromechanical aspects, emphasizing long-term behavior, interface performance, delamination, and damage accumulation. The next two sections cover the analysis and testing of fatigue behavior and detail physical, micromechanical, computational, statistical, and life-prediction models for constant and variable stress. The final parts offer an overview of the wide range of composite fatigue-related problems experienced by engineers in aerospace, marine, and structural engineering.

Mechanical, Thermal, and Environmental Testing and Performance of Ceramic Composites and Components


Author: Michael G. Jenkins
Publisher: ASTM International
ISBN: 9780803128729
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 331
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Contains 21 papers from a May 1999 symposium on continuous fiber- reinforced advanced ceramic composites, related tests methods, materials characterization, and design applications. Papers are divided into four major categories of room-temperature test results and methods, test results and methods related to design implications, environmental effects and characterization, and damage accumulation and material development. Specific topics include notch-sensitivity of a woven oxide/oxide ceramic matrix composite, effects of microstructural damage on the thermal diffusivity of continuous fiber- reinforced ceramic matrix composites, and degradation of continuous fiber ceramic matrix composites under constant load conditions. The editors are affiliated with the University of Washington; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Gateway Materials Technology. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR