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

2nd 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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

Omar Faruk, Jimi Tjong, Mohini Sain
May 17, 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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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...

Green Composites from Natural Resources

1st Edition

Vijay Kumar Thakur
March 29, 2017

Global awareness of environmental issues has resulted in the emergence of economically and environmentally friendly bio-based materials free from the traditional side effects of synthetics. This book delivers an overview of the advancements made in the development of natural biorenewable...

FRP Deck and Steel Girder Bridge Systems: Analysis and Design

1st Edition

Julio F. Davalos, An Chen, Pizhong Qiao
March 29, 2017

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) decks have been increasingly used for new construction and rehabilitation projects worldwide. The benefits of using FRP bridge decks, such as durability, light weight, high strength, reduced maintenance costs, and rapid installation, outweigh their initial in-place...

Defects and Damage in Composite Materials and Structures

1st Edition

Rikard Benton Heslehurst
March 29, 2017

The advantages of composite materials include a high specific strength and stiffness, formability, and a comparative resistance to fatigue cracking and corrosion. However, not forsaking these advantages, composite materials are prone to a wide range of defects and damage that can significantly...

Strength Prediction of Adhesively-Bonded Joints

1st Edition

Raul D. S. G. Campilho
January 10, 2017

Adhesively-bonded joints provide many advantages over conventional mechanical fasteners and are increasingly receiving attention as an alternative to mechanical joints in engineering applications. The traditional fasteners usually result in the cutting of fibers and hence the introduction of stress...

Green Polymer Composites Technology: Properties and Applications

1st Edition

November 07, 2016

This book is a comprehensive introduction to "green" or environmentally friendly polymer composites developed using renewable polymers of natural origin such as starch, lignin, cellulose acetate, poly-lactic acid (PLA), polyhydroxylalkanoates (PHA), polyhydroxylbutyrate (PHB), etc., and the...