Repair of Polymer Composites: Methodology, Techniques and Challenges discusses fundamental issues related to the repair of composites and their suitability in various industrial sectors, such as aerospace, automotive, marine and construction, etc. The repair of composites is complex and requires a thorough understanding of the various types of damage mechanisms in order to apply the appropriate NDT techniques. This book explores these issues in significant detail and presents systematic procedures and methods, thus serving as a useful reference for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic researchers, engineers and other professionals who are interested in this exciting field of research.
- Discusses fundamental issues related to the repair of composites and their suitability in various industrial sectors, including aerospace, automotive, marine and construction, etc.
- Provides comprehensive coverage, from the fundamental aspects, to real applications
- Serves as a useful reference for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic researchers, engineers and other professionals
- Presents different types of repair techniques by correlating different parameters and challenges
1. Introduction and Context 2. Overview of Different Damage and Common Repair Methods in Composite Laminates 3. Key Stages of Adhesively Bonded Repairs 4. Design, Analysis and Durability of Composites Repairs 5. Safety and precautions
Dr. Andrew J. Jefferson is a postdoc in the Department of Applied Mechanics at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. His areas of interest include polymer composites, composite repair, acoustic emission monitoring, and digital image correlation. .
Dr. V. Arumugam is currently working as an associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, MIT campus at Anna University, India, where he has established the composite material characterization laboratory at MIT campus at Anna University. He is a visiting researcher to the University of Southampton under Royal Academy of Engineering, India/China, award and is actively involved in many consultancy and sponsored projects. His areas of interest are composite materials and structures, nondestructive evaluation, flight mechanics, and aeroelasticity.
Dr. Hom Dhakal is a reader and the course leader for BEng. (Hons) in mechanical and manufacturing engineering and distance learning (DL) at the School of Engineering, University of Portsmouth, the United Kingdom. In addition, he is also a docent associate professor of bio-based composite materials at the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business, University of Borås, Sweden. He also worked as a visiting professor at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Canada. His principal research interest lies on the design, manufacturing, testing, and characterization of lightweight composites, nanocomposites, biocomposites, and their hybrids. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a fellow (FIET) of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a fellow (FIMMM) of the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3), and a member of the American Society for Composites (ASC).