Composite Materials

Science and Engineering

  • Krishan Kumar Chawla

Part of the Materials Research and Engineering book series (MATERIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Krishan Kumar Chawla
      Pages 3-5
    3. Krishan Kumar Chawla
      Pages 6-57
    4. Krishan Kumar Chawla
      Pages 58-78
    5. Krishan Kumar Chawla
      Pages 79-86
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Krishan Kumar Chawla
      Pages 89-101
    3. Krishan Kumar Chawla
      Pages 102-133
    4. Krishan Kumar Chawla
      Pages 134-149
    5. Krishan Kumar Chawla
      Pages 150-163
    6. Krishan Kumar Chawla
      Pages 164-174
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Krishan Kumar Chawla
      Pages 177-203
    3. Krishan Kumar Chawla
      Pages 204-228
    4. Krishan Kumar Chawla
      Pages 229-258
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 259-N2

About this book

Introduction

Composite Materials Science and Engineering focuses on the structure-property relationships in composite materials. A detailed description is given of how microstructure of different fibers (such as glass, Kevlar, polyethylene, carbon, boron, silicon, carbide, alumina etc.) controls their characteristics. The important role of interface in composite materials is discussed. Up to date information about the recent advances in polymer matrix-, metal matrix-, and ceramic matrix composites is provided. Micro- and macromechanical aspects of composite materials as well as their strength, fracture, and design aspects are described in detail - always emphasizing the basic theme of how the structure controls the resultant properties. Extensive use is made of micrographs and line drawings to bring home to the reader the importance of structure-property relationships in composites. Throughout the book, examples are given from practical applications of composites in various fields. Extensive references to the literature, general bibliography, as well as practice problems are provided. The book is intended for undergraduates (senior level) and first year graduate students as well as the practicing engineer/scientist in the industry.

Keywords

ceramics composite material fatigue glass materials science metals micromechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Krishan Kumar Chawla
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Materials and Metallurgical EngineeringNew Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologySocorroUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-3912-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-3914-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3912-1
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