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Science and Engineering of Short Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites. Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering - Product Image

Science and Engineering of Short Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites. Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering

  • ID: 2736429
  • July 2009
  • 364 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

When fibres in a composite are discontinuous and are shorter than a few millimetres, the composite is called a 'short fibre reinforced composite (SFRP)'. SFRPs have found extensive applications in automobiles, business machines, durable consumer items, sporting goods and electrical industries owing to their low cost, easy processing and superior mechanical properties over the parent polymers. The book summarises recent developments in this area, focusing on the fundamental mechanisms that govern the mechanical properties including strength, modulus, fracture toughness and thermal properties of SFRP materials.

This book covers the following topics: extrusion compounding and injection moulding, major factors affecting mechanical performance, stress transfer, strength, elastic modulus flexural modulus, thermal conductivity and expansion, non-linear stress-strain behaviour and fracture mechanics of short fibre reinforced polymers.

With its distinguished team of authors, Science and engineering of short fibre reinforced polymer composites is a standard reference for anyone involved in the development, manufacture and use of SFRPs. It will also provide an in-depth understanding of the behaviour of these versatile materials.

- Reviews the mechanical properties and functions of short fibre reinforced polymer composites (SFRP)
- Examines recent developments in the fundamental mechanisms of SFRP's
- Assesses major factors affecting mechanical performance such as stress transfer and strength

Introduction to short fibre reinforced polymer composites
Extrusion compounding and injection moulding
Major factors on performance of short fibre reinforced polymers
Stress transfer in short fibre reinforced polymers
Strength of short fibre reinforced polymers
Elastic modulus of short fibre reinforced polymers
Flexural modulus of short fibre reinforced polymers
Thermal conductivity and expansion of short fibre reinforced polymer composites
Non-linear stress-strain behaviour
Fracture mechanics.

Fu, S-Y
Professor Shao-Yun Fu is Division Head, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
Lauke, B
Dr Bernd Lauke is Group Leader, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Mai, Y.-W.
Dr Yiu-Wing Mai is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Centre for Advanced Materials Technology at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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