Composite Materials

A Vision for the Future

  • Luigi Nicolais
  • Michele Meo
  • Eva Milella
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. A. Beukers, H. Bersee, S. Koussios
    Pages 1-50
  3. R. A. Shenoi, J. M. Dulieu-Barton, S. Quinn, J. I. R. Blake, S. W. Boyd
    Pages 69-89
  4. Thanasis Triantafillou
    Pages 113-127
  5. Klaus Friedrich, Li Chang, Frank Haupert
    Pages 129-167
  6. A. G. Gibson, S. Feih, A. P. Mouritz
    Pages 187-218

About these proceedings


Composite Materials presents recent developments and state-of-the-art achievements in the science and technology of composites. It identifies and discusses key and emerging issues for future progress in the multidisciplinary field of composites.

By bringing together leading experts and promising innovators from research institutions and academia, Composite Materials highlights unresolved issues and identifies opportunities for long-term research needs to provide the reader with a vision for the future in various fields of application of composite materials. A few of the many future directions highlighted in the book are increasingly multifunctional properties; complex, hybrid and nanoreinforced materials; and tailoring in multiple dimensions and directions. The wider areas covered include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • biomedical engineering,
  • civil engineering,
  • aerospace engineering,
  • automotive engineering, and
  • naval engineering.

Composite Materials is designed to increase the reader’s understanding of the state of the art of composite materials in a variety of industrial sectors and to explore future needs and opportunities. It will therefore be of use to professionals working in the composites industry, research centers, and academia, who already have a graduate-level knowledge of composite materials.


Aerospace Materials Composite Materials Composites Sciences Composites Technologies Nanoreinforced Materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Luigi Nicolais
    • 1
  • Michele Meo
    • 2
  • Eva Milella
    • 3
  1. 1.IMAST ScarlPorticiItaly
  2. 2., Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of BathBathUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.IMAST ScarlPorticiItaly

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