Composite Materials, Vol. II: Processing, Fabrication, and Applications

Paperback | November 5, 1996

byMel M. Schwartz

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The most complete and up-to-date guide available to composite materials, with full coverage of applications, processing and synthesis, and design considerations. Helps the engineer or designer make decisions about the appropriate composites for use in new products. Provides up-to-date information on commercial, military and industrial applications. Covers new composites and processes, including vapor phase reaction techniques used to permeate carbon-fiber structures with silicon carbide. Extensive coverage of post-processing, manufacturing and assembly. Professional engineers and designers in the aerospace, automotive and transportation industries who are working with composite materials.

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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 materi...

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The most complete and up-to-date guide available to composite materials, with full coverage of applications, processing and synthesis, and design considerations. Helps the engineer or designer make decisions about the appropriate composites for use in new products. Provides up-to-date information on commercial, military and indust...

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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 pro...

MEL M. SCHWARTZ has 42 years of industry experience, working in fields including aircraft, helicopters, spacecraft, engine cases, and nuclear energy systems. His materials background includes research on basic metals, alloys, composites, and ceramics. He is the author of 11 other books on materials engineering.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9.2 × 6.9 × 1.3 inPublished:November 5, 1996Publisher:Pearson Education

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ISBN - 10:0133000397

ISBN - 13:9780133000399

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Table of Contents



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.



2. Posttreatment Process.

Introduction. Posttreatment. Processing of Composite Materials. Machining. Joining PMCs. Forming and Finishing PMCs. MMC Machining. Joining MMCs. Forming MMCs. Finishing and Corrosion Protection. CMCs.



3. Application of Composite Materials.

Introduction. Principles for the Future. Cooperation. Composite Age. Applications.



Index.

From Our Editors

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 basic fabrication techniques and processing methods for polymeric matrices, metal matrix composites, and ceramic matrix composites; posttreatment processing, including machining, forming, and joining for the various classes of materials; applications of composite materials in fields as diverse as spacecraft, engines, marine cable, sporting goods, and medical equipment; and the future of composite materials manufacturing, including nanotechnology. 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.