By Deborah D.L. Chung (auth.)
The purposes of composite fabrics stay of accelerating significance as a result of the industry’s want for contemporary research and superior functionality. the 1st variation of Composite Materials brought a brand new method of composite fabrics: protecting composites in line with their capabilities. This moment version expands the book’s scope to stress application-driven and process-oriented fabrics improvement. even if purposes are the cost-effective and technological driver of fabrics improvement, approaches usually ascertain the feasibility and practicality.
This tutorial-style reference publication examines either structural composite fabrics (including their mechanical houses, sturdiness, and degradation) and practical composite fabrics (including their electric, piezoresistive, and thermal properties), as wanted for a considerable variety of purposes. The emphasis on application-driven and process-oriented fabrics improvement is more advantageous by means of a large number of experimental effects that supply genuine illustrations of composite fabrics development.
Composite Materials is an important e-book for researchers and engineers who're attracted to fabrics improvement for commercial functions. It has a colourful but sensible procedure, making it compatible for either scholars and practitioners, and offers an entire clarification of the entire primary techniques concerning the structural and sensible homes covered.
The Engineering fabrics and Processes sequence specializes in all sorts of fabrics and the methods used to synthesise and formulate them as they relate to a number of the engineering disciplines. The sequence bargains with a various diversity of fabrics: ceramics; metals (ferrous and non-ferrous); semiconductors; composites, polymers, biomimetics and so forth. every one monograph within the sequence is written via a consultant and demonstrates how improvements in fabrics and the methods linked to them can increase functionality within the box of engineering during which they're used.
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Review Questions 1. Why is aluminum commonly used as the matrix of a metal-matrix composite? 2. Why is magnesium not commonly used as the matrix of a metalmatrix composite? 3. What are the main advantages of thermoplastic-matrix composites compared to thermoset-matrix composites? 4. Why is the pultrusion method of composite fabrication limited to unidirectional composites? 5. What is the main disadvantage of using woven ﬁbers rather than nonwoven ﬁbers as a reinforcement in a composite material?
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Further Reading 33 6. Why is it difﬁcult to use liquid metal inﬁltration to prepare metal-matrix composites with a low ﬁller volume fraction? 7. What is the main disadvantage of the plasma spray method of metal-matrix composite fabrication? 8. Why is the stabilization step used in the fabrication of a carbon ﬁber from a pitch ﬁber? 9. Describe the CVI method of carbon–carbon composite fabrication. 10. What is the main advantage of having ﬁllers of two different particle sizes in the same composite material?