Comprehensive Composite Materials II, Second Edition is a one-stop reference work spanning the whole composites science field, covering such topics as fiber reinforcements and general theory of composites, polymer matrix composites, metal matrix composites, test methods, nondestructive evaluation and smart composites, design and application, and nanocomposites, multifunctional materials and smart materials.
Detailed coverage is also given to the development and application of the principles of multi-scale mechanics and physical model-based design methods and the incorporation of mechanisms of deformation and fracture into predictive design equations that are useful for the design engineer.
Extensive coverage of topics related to nanocomposites, including nanoscale reinforcements, such as single-wall and multi-wall nanotubes, graphene nanoplatelets, and nanodiamonds are also covered.
- Includes up-to-date coverage of important commercial, consumer and aerospace/defense applications, including structural, mechanical, electronic, and medical uses of composites
- Covers new technologies with a special focus on nanocomposites and multifunctional materials, important for many areas, including structures and electronics
- Contains approximately 85% newly commissioned articles, with 15% of articles updated from the previous edition
Volume 1: Reinforcements and General Theories of Composites Edited by Emmanuel E. Gdoutos, School of Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece Volume 2: Polymer Matrix Composites: Fundamentals Edited by Ramesh Talreja, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA Volume 3: Polymer Matrix Composites: Manufacture and Applications Edited by Anoush Poursartip, Department of Materials Engineering, the University of British Columbia, Canada Volume 4: Metal Matrix Composites Edited by T W Clyne, Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, Cambridge, UK Volume 5: Ceramic and Carbon Matrix Composites Edited by Marina B. Ruggles-Wrenn, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, USA Volume 6: Nanocomposites and Multifunctional Materials Edited by Ton Peijs, The School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary, University of London, UK, and Erik T Thostenson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, USA Volume 7: Testing, Nondestructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring Edited by Robert Crane, Emeritus, US Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA Volume 8: Design and Analysis of Composite Structures Edited by Alastair Johnson, Composites Consultant, Stuttgart, Germany, and Constantinos Soutis, Aerospace Research Institute, University of Manchester, UK
Carl H. Zweben is an Industry Consultant (Zweben Consulting, USA) with over 40 years' experience in advanced thermal materials and composite structural, optical and mechanical systems. He is former Division Fellow and Advanced Technology Manager, and directed the GE Aerospace Group Composites Center of Excellence (now retired). Zweben has also held positions at Du Pont and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is a Life Fellow of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a Fellow of Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) and American Society for Metals (ASM) and an Associate Fellow of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He was first to win GE Engineer-of-the-Year and One-in-a-Thousand Awards, and was the co-Editor-in-Chief of Comprehensive Composite Materials, 1st Ed., with Anthony Kelly.
Dr Peter Beaumont is Reader in Engineering Materials at the Engineering Department in the University of Cambridge. Over several decades, Dr Beaumont has researched the relation between structure and properties of engineering materials especially composite materials, polymers and ceramic systems. His research has led to a new formulation of the principles of damage mechanics of composite materials for which he received the Distinguished Research Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has published extensively on the structure and properties of composite materials, polymers and ceramics, and he is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of international journal Applied Composite Materials.