Applications of composite materials

  • Deborah D. L. Chung
Part of the Engineering Materials and Processes book series (EMP)


Engineering materials constitute the foundation of technology, whether the technology pertains to structural, electronic, thermal, electrochemical, environmental, biomedical or other applications. The history of human civilization evolved from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Steel Age and to the Space Age (simultaneously the Electronic Age). Each age is marked by the advent of certain materials. The Iron Age brought tools and utensils. The Steel Age brought rails and the Industrial Revolution. The Space Age was brought about by structural materials (e.g., composite materials) that are both strong and lightweight. The Electronic Age was brought about by semiconductors. Materials include metals, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors and composite materials.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deborah D. L. Chung
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  1. 1.Composite Materials Research Laboratory, University at BuffaloState University of New YorkBuffaloUSA

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