Handbook of Composites

  • George Lubin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. An Overview of Composites

    1. Dominick V. Rosato
      Pages 1-14
  3. Raw Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Ivor H. Updegraff
      Pages 17-37
    3. Matthew B. Launikitis
      Pages 38-49
    4. Maxwell Stander
      Pages 50-56
    5. Lynn S. Penn, T. T. Chiao
      Pages 57-88
    6. Tito T. Serafini
      Pages 89-114
    7. Allen M. Shibley
      Pages 115-135
    8. Charles E. Knox
      Pages 136-159
    9. Hugh Shulock, Richard R. Saffadi
      Pages 160-170
    10. Dennis M. Riggs, Richard J. Shuford, Robert W. Lewis
      Pages 196-271
    11. C. C. Chiao, T. T. Chiao
      Pages 272-317
  4. Processing Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Charles Wittman, Gerald D. Shook
      Pages 321-367
    3. A. Slobodzinsky
      Pages 368-390
    4. P. Robert Young
      Pages 391-448
    5. A. M. Shibley
      Pages 449-478
    6. W. B. Goldsworthy
      Pages 479-490
    7. L. E. “Roy” Meade
      Pages 491-513
  5. Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 531-531
    2. A. Marshall
      Pages 557-601
    3. S. J. Dastin
      Pages 602-632
    4. Sheldon L. Clark
      Pages 633-638
    5. George Epstein
      Pages 639-664
  6. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 677-677
    2. Morgan Martin, John F. Dockum Jr.
      Pages 679-698
    3. William R. Graner
      Pages 699-721
    4. George Lubin, Samuel J. Dastin
      Pages 722-743
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 745-786

About this book


The development of advanced composites, tion. Forecasts indicate that the potential spanning a brief period from inception to usage in automobiles in the early 1990's will application of only 15 to 20 years, epitomizes amount to millions of pounds of advanced the rapidity with which a generation's change composites. in the state-of-the-art can take place. This is in We find ourselves in a peculiar position. marked contrast to past history, in which it The hardware capability is progressing so has usually required 25 years or more of rapidly that the knowledge and familiarity of research before a new structural material was the designer can hardly keep pace. We have an technologically ready. obligation now not just to mature this ad­ In the mid-1950's the U.S. Air Force identi­ vanced technology and its applications, but fied the promise for early application of a new also to communicate the state-of-the-art to the class of materials-advanced composites­ designer in a form in which it can be applied and established its feasibility by the fabrication readily to practical structures. I believe that of raw fiber with exceptional strength- and this book, Handbook of Composites, will modulus-to-weight ratios. The practical fabrica­ clearly provide a portion of this missing link.


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Editors and affiliations

  • George Lubin
    • 1
  1. 1.Grumman Aerospace CorporationUSA

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