• João M. P. Q. DelgadoEmail author
  • Antonio Gilson Barbosa de Lima
  • Mariana Julie do Nascimento Santos
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This chapter provides important information about composite materials with emphasis to polymer composite reinforced with fibers, and the motivation to study the liquid composite molding process. Herein, different topics such as definition, classification, constituents, technological characteristics, manufacturing techniques, and performance of polymer composites are presented and discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João M. P. Q. Delgado
    • 1
    Email author
  • Antonio Gilson Barbosa de Lima
    • 2
  • Mariana Julie do Nascimento Santos
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, CONSTRUCT-LFCUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringFederal University of Campina Grande (UFCG)Campina GrandeBrazil

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