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Introduction to Composite Materials Design, Third Edition

Ever J. Barbero
September 22, 2017

The Third Edition of Introduction to Composite Materials Design is a practical, design-oriented textbook aimed at students and practicing engineers learning analysis and design of composite materials and structures. Readers will find the Third Edition to be both highly streamlined for teaching,...

Primary and Secondary Manufacturing of Polymer Matrix Composites

Kishore Debnath, Inderdeep Singh
September 21, 2017

This book offers an insight into the primary and secondary manufacturing of different class of polymer matrix composites (PMCs). The major focus is on the fabrication of a variety of PMCs with substantial coverage of various processing techniques and related advantages and limitations. The book...

Handbook of Granular Materials

Scott V. Franklin, Mark D. Shattuck
September 01, 2017

Granular systems arise in a variety of geological and industrial settings, from landslides, avalanches, and erosion to agricultural grains and pharmaceutical powders. Understanding the underlying physics that governs their behavior is the key to developing effective handling and transport...

Composite Structures: Design, Mechanics, Analysis, Manufacturing, and Testing

Manoj Kumar Buragohain
August 24, 2017

The primary objective of this book is to bridge this gap by presenting the concepts in composites in an integrated and balanced manner and expose the reader to the total gamut of activities involved in composite product development. It includes the complete know-how for development of a composite...

Carbon Nanotubes: Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites

Arvind Agarwal, Srinivasa Rao Bakshi, Debrupa Lahiri
June 20, 2017

From the Foreword, written by legendary nano pioneer M. Meyyappan, Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA: "…there is critical need for a book to summarize the status of the field but more importantly to lay out the principles behind...

Cement-Based Composites: Materials, Mechanical Properties and Performance, Second Edition

Andrzej M. Brandt
June 16, 2017

Cement-Based Composites takes a different approach from most other books in the field by viewing concrete as an advanced composite material, and by considering the properties and behaviour of cement-based materials from this stance. It deals particularly, but not exclusively, with newer forms of...

Nano- and Biocomposites

Alan Kin-tak Lau, Farzana Hussain, Khalid Lafdi
June 16, 2017

Advanced polymer-based nanocomposite materials continue to become increasingly popular and important for a wide range of engineering applications, as evidenced by continued government initiatives involving R&D and commercialization of these substances. In the race to exploit the unique...

Hybrid Anisotropic Materials for Structural Aviation Parts

Yosif Golfman
May 22, 2017

Optimization of aviation and space vehicle design requires accurate assessment of the dynamic stability and general properties of hybrid materials used in aviation parts. Written by a professional with 40 years of experience in the field of composite research, Hybrid Anisotropic Materials for...

Lightweight and Sustainable Materials for Automotive Applications

Omar Faruk, Jimi Tjong, Mohini Sain
May 18, 2017

Automotive manufacturers are required to decrease CO2 emissions and increase fuel economy while assuring driver comfort and safety. In recent years, there has been rapid development in the application of lightweight and sustainable materials in the automotive industry to help meet these criteria....

Composite Materials and Processing

M. Balasubramanian
May 16, 2017

Composite Materials and Processing provides the science and technology of processing several composites using different processing methods, and includes collective information on the processing of common and advanced composite materials. It also weighs the advantages and disadvantages of various...

Handbook of Telechelic Polyesters, Polycarbonates, and Polyethers

Sophie M. Guillaume
April 18, 2017

Telechelic polymers have garnered a great deal of scientific interest due to their reactive chain-end functions. This comprehensive book compiles and details the basic principles of and cutting-edge research in telechelic polyesters, polycarbonates, and polyethers, ranging from synthesis to...

Wicking in Porous Materials: Traditional and Modern Modeling Approaches

Reza Masoodi, Krishna M. Pillai
March 29, 2017

A comprehensive presentation of wicking models developed in academia and industry, Wicking in Porous Materials: Traditional and Modern Modeling Approaches contains some of the most important approaches and methods available, from the traditional Washburn-type models to the latest Lattice-Boltzmann...

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