An Introduction to Composite Materials. Edition No. 3

  • ID: 4750801
  • Book
  • 400 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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This fully expanded and updated edition provides both scientists and engineers with all the information they need to understand composite materials, covering their underlying science and technological usage. It includes 4 completely new chapters on surface coatings, highly porous materials, bio-composites and nano-composites, as well as thoroughly revised chapters on fibres and matrices, the design, fabrication and production of composites, mechanical and thermal properties, and industry applications. Extensively expanded referencing engages readers with the latest research and industrial developments in the field, and increased coverage of essential background science makes this a valuable self-contained text. A comprehensive set of homework questions, with model answers available online, explains how calculations associated with the properties of composite materials should be tackled, and educational software accompanying the book is available at An invaluable text for final-year undergraduates in materials science and engineering, and graduate students and researchers in academia and industry.
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Preface; Nomenclature;
1. General Introduction;
2. Fibres, Matrices and their Architecture in Composites;
3. Elastic Deformation of Long Fibre Composites;
4. Tensor Analysis of Anisotropic Materials and the Elastic Deformation of Laminae;
5. Elastic Deformation of Laminates;
6. Stresses and Strains in Short Fibre and Particulate Composites;
7. The Interface Region;
8. Stress-based Treatment of the Strength of Composites;
9. Fracture Mechanics and the Toughness of Composites;
10. Thermal Effects in Composites;
11. Surface Coatings as Composite Systems;
12. Highly Porous Materials as Composite Systems;
13. Biocomposites and Recycling;
14. Scale Effects and Nanocomposites;
15. Fabrication of Composites;
16. Applications of Composites; Appendix – Questions; Index.
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T. W. Clyne University of Cambridge.

T. W. Clyne is Professor of Mechanics of Materials in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge, and the Director of the Gordon Laboratory. He is also the Director of DoITPoMS, an educational materials science website, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Helmholtz International Fellow.
D. Hull University of Liverpool.

D. Hull is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Liverpool. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
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