Interfaces in Particle and Fibre-Reinforced Composites: From Macro- to Nanoscale addresses recent research findings on the particle-matrix interface at different length scales. The book's main focus is on the reinforcement of materials by particles that can result in a composite material of high stiffness and strength, but it also focuses on how the particle interacts with the (matrix) material, which may be a polymer, biological-based material, ceramic or conventional metal. The different types of particle reinforced composites are discussed, as is load transfer at the particle-matrix interface. Readers will learn how to select materials and about particle structure.
Significant progress has been made in applying these approaches, thus making this book a timely piece on recent research findings on the particle-matrix interface at different length scales.
- Features wide coverage, from polymer, to ceramics and metal-based particulate composites
- Structured in a logical order to cover fundamental studies, computer simulations, experimental techniques and characterization
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Dr Kheng Lim Goh is based at Newcastle University Singapore, where he teaches mechanical engineering to undergraduates. His research aims to understand the physical properties of natural and synthetic materials and to use this knowledge to design composite materials for biomedical engineering applications. Dr Goh holds a B.Sc. (Physics), M.Sc. (Medical Physics) and a Ph.D. degree (Bioengineering). He is a member of the Institute of Physics (IOP) and Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He is a Chartered Physicist (CPhys) and Engineer (CEng). Dr Goh also publishes regularly in international refereed journals, mainly in the area of fibre composite materials
Sabu Thomas is a Professor of Polymer Science & Engineering, in the School of Chemical Sciences in Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. His areas of research are in polymer blends, fiber filled polymer composites, nanomaterials and polymer nanocomposites, ageing and degradation, pervaporation phenomena, sorption and diffusion, interpenetrating polymer systems, recyclability and reuse of waste plastics and rubbers, elastomer crosslinking, dual porous nanocomposite scaffolds for tissue engineering, polymer nanocomposites for electronic applications, water purification, and energy storage
De Silva, Rangika Thilan
Dr Rangika Thilan De Silva is a research scientist, postdoctoral fellow, at Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC). He graduated from Monash University with a first degree in Mechanical Engineering and subsequently went on to do a PhD in materials design and processing. He received his PhD in 2015 from Monash University. His research focuses on experimental and numerical modelling of reinforced polymer nanocomposites. Rangika's expertise lies in the fabrication of multi-functional biopolymeric films for packaging applications, self-healing composites for high-performance automobile/aerospace applications, fabrication of mechanically robust nano-fibrous scaffolds as substitutes for artificial tissues and the development of nano-porous membranes for filtration applications.
Aswathi M.K. is a Research Scholar in the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University.