- Language: English
- 540 Pages
- Published: April 2012
- Region: Global
Science and engineering of short fibre reinforced polymer composites
- Published: July 2009
- Region: Global
- 364 Pages
- Woodhead Publishing Ltd
In the past two decades injection molded short fibre reinforced polymers (SFRP) have become very common construction materials because these composites are commercially very attractive. The book summarises recent developments in this area and focuses on the fundamental mechanisms that govern the mechanical properties including strength, modulus and fracture toughness and thermal properties of SFRP materials. The major factors including properties of fibres and matrices, fibre length distribution and fibre orientation distribution, that influence the mechanisms and hence affect the mechanical and thermal properties of the composites are discussed.
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.
Professor Shao-Yun Fu is Division Head, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. Dr Bernd Lauke is Group Leader, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Dresden, Germany. Professor Yiu-Wing Mai holds the University Chair in Mechanical Engineering and is Director, Centre for Advanced Materials Technology, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; he is also Visiting Chair Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.