Multi-Functionality of Polymer Composites: Challenges and New Solutions brings together contributions from experts in the field of multifunctionality, presenting state-of-the-art discussion of this exciting and rapidly developing field, thus key enabling technologies for future applications.
The text will enable engineers and materials scientists to achieve multifunctionality in their own products using different types of polymer matrices and various nano- and micro-sized fillers and reinforcements, including, but not limited to, carbon nanotubes and graphene. In addition, technologies for the integration of active materials such as shape memory alloys are discussed.
The latest developments in a wide range of applications, including automotive/aerospace, electronics, construction, medical engineering, and future trends are discussed, making this book an essential reference for any researcher or engineer hoping to stay ahead of the curve in this high-potential area.
- Provides information on composites and their inherent engineering advantages over traditional materials.
- Presents state-of-the-art information on this exciting and rapidly developing field, enabling engineers and materials scientists to achieve multi-functionality in their own products.
- Includes the latest developments in a wide range of applications, including automotive/aerospace, electronics, construction, and medical engineering.
- An essential reference for any researcher or engineer hoping to stay ahead of the curve in this high-potential area.
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1. Routes for Achieving Multi-Functionality in Reinforced Polymers and Composite Structures 2. Functional polymer/ZnO nanocomposites: controlled dispersion and properties 3. Use of special fillers in polymer composite parts with multifunctional properties 4. Reactive Compatibilization in Technology of Composites Based off Poly(alkylene Terepthalate)s 5. PLA-Based Multifunctional Composites 6. Multi- functional polymer composites using natural fiber reinforcements 7. Foams in the function of Sandwich Cores for Light Weight Applications 8. Multi- functional composite laminates for automotive / aerospace applications 9. Multi-functionality of polymer nanocomposites for aerospace applications 10. Carbon and Steel Fibre Hybrid Composites for Airframe Applications 11. Synergistic Effects of Carbon Nanotube and Graphene on the Long-term Performance of Their Polymer Composites 12. Multi-Functional Adhesives for Aerospace Applications 13. Friction Composites 14. Nanographite together with Other Fillers for Multi-Functional Composites in the Petroleum Industry 15. Multi-Functional Polymer Nanocomposite Coating 16. Wear Resistance Self-Healing Polymers and Composites 17. Multi-Functional Composites for load bearing and electrical power storage 18. Multifunctional SMA Reinforced Composites for SHM and De-icing 19. Multifunctional Polymer Composites for 'Intellectual' Structures 20. Electrodes using Electrospun Composite Fibres 21. Light-weight radar transparent composites for structural applications 22. Multi-Functional Polymer materials for medical stents and scaffolds 23. Composite Materiomics: Multi Length scale self-assembly of hierarchical composites for structural and tissue engineering applications 24. Self-Healing woven glass/epoxy composites 25. Self-sending carbon nanotube composites 26. Shape memory thermoset polymer composites 27. New functions in polymer composites by the use of CNTs 28. Multifunctional polymer-based nanocomposites: Future trends
Klaus Friedrich was formerly a Professor in the Institute for Composite Materials (IVW GmbH) at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (University of Kaiserslautern), Germany, and is now a part time Professor of Materials Science at the King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He is an editorial board member of several key publications in the area, including Composites Science and Technology, contributes to committees and conferences internationally relating to composite materials, and has received numerous awards and honours throughout his prolific research career.