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An Introduction to Composite Materials

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Solid State Science Series

  • Date Published: August 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521388559

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  • This new 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: fibers, 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 fibers, short fibers 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.

    • Am extremely comprehensive textbook on composite materials at undergraduate level
    • This edition is greatly enlarged and revised
    • Primarily an introductory textbook but also for researchers and industrialists
    • Software package available separately from Institute of Materials
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    "..this book provides a correct and comprehensive description of an advanced area of material science and technology. It may be recommended to all types of readers interested in understanding the nature of advanced materials....The book is clearly written and well illustrated and can be understood by readers with different backgrounds and levels of qualification." Professor Fedor A. Kuznetsov, Materials Research Bulletin

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: August 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521388559
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 210 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    From the preface to first edition
    Preface to second edition
    1. General introduction
    2. Fibres and matrices
    3. Fibre architecture
    4. Elastic deformation of long-fibre composites
    5. Elastic deformation of laminates
    6. Stresses and strains in short-fibre composites
    7. The interface region
    8. Strength of composites
    9. Toughness of composites
    10. Thermal behaviour of composites
    11. Fabrication
    12. Applications
    Appendix: nomenclature
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Authors

    D. Hull, University of Liverpool

    T. W. Clyne, University of Cambridge

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