Composite Reinforcements for Optimum Performance, Second Edition, has been brought fully up to date with the latest developments in the field. It reviews the materials, properties and modelling techniques used in composite production and highlights their uses in optimizing performance.
Part I covers materials for reinforcements in composites, including chapters on fibers, carbon nanotubes and ceramics as reinforcement materials. In Part II, different types of structures for reinforcements are discussed, with chapters covering woven and braided reinforcements, three-dimensional fibre structures and two methods of modelling the geometry of textile reinforcements: WiseTex and TexGen. Part III focuses on the properties of composite reinforcements, with chapters on topics such as in-plane shear properties, transverse compression, bending and permeability properties. Finally, Part IV covers the characterization and modelling of reinforcements in composites, with chapters focusing on microscopic and mesoscopic approaches, X-ray tomography analysis and modelling reinforcement forming processes.
With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Composite Reinforcements for Optimum Performance, Second Edition, is an essential reference for designers and engineers working in the composite and composite reinforcement manufacturing industry, as well as all those with an academic research interest in the subject.
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Part I Materials for reinforcements in composites 1. Fibers for composite reinforcement: properties and microstructures 2. Carbon nanotube reinforcements for composites 3. Ceramic reinforcements for composites
Part II Structures for reinforcements in composites 4. Woven reinforcements for composites 5. Braided reinforcements for composites 6. Three-dimensional (3D) fiber reinforcements for composites 7. Modelling the geometry of textile reinforcements for composites: WiseTex 8. Modelling the geometry of textile reinforcements for composites: TexGen
Part III Properties of composite reinforcements 9. In-plane shear properties of woven fabric reinforced composites 10. Biaxial tensile properties of reinforcements in composites 11. Transverse compression properties of composite reinforcements 12. Bending properties of reinforcements in composites 13. Friction properties of reinforcements in composites 14. Permeability properties of reinforcements in composites
Part IV Characterising and modelling reinforcements in composites 15. Microscopic approaches for understanding the mechanical behavior of reinforcements in composites 16. Mesoscopic approaches for understanding the mechanical behavior of reinforcements in composites 17. Continuous models for analyzing the mechanical behavior of reinforcements in composites 18. X-ray tomography analysis of the mechanical behavior of reinforcements in composites 19. Flow modeling in composite reinforcements 20. Modelling short fiber polymer reinforcements for composites 21. Modelling composite reinforcement forming processes
Philippe Boisse is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering at INSA Lyon, France. His main fields of research are textile composites, composite forming and mechanics of fibrous materials. He is currently President of the French Association for Composite Materials AMAC, a member of the 'Institut Universitaire de France' (IUF), and an Associated Editor for the International Journal of Material Forming (Springer).