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30003-8 Make the most of today's high-tech materials for engineering success. Contemporary technologies are yielding an ever-changing array of new materials that combine low cost and low environmental impact with improved strength and reliability. To take advantage of these materials, engineers must fully understand their unique properties.
This practical manual reviews in detail the behavior of composite materials in a broad spectrum of manufacturing and postprocessing situations, with a special focus on the use of innovative materials in a number of different industrial and commercial applications.
After introducing the principal forms and components of composite materials, the discussion covers:
This book provides engineers in the field with an insightful overview of current issues in materials processing. As a text book, this up-to-date volume offers practical information for students in a wide variety of engineering disciplines.
1. Processing of Composite Materials.
Introduction. Fibers. Matrices. Fabrication Processes for Polymeric Matrices. Fabrication of Glass-Ceramic Composites. Metal Matrix Composite Processing. Ceramic Matrix Composite Processing.
Introduction. Posttreatment. Processing of Composite Materials. Machining. Joining PMCs. Forming and Finishing PMCs. MMC Machining. Joining MMCs. Forming MMCs. Finishing and Corrosion Protection. CMCs.
Introduction. Principles for the Future. Cooperation. Composite Age. Applications.