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Polymer Matrix Composites

  • Krishan K. Chawla

Abstract

Polymer matrix composites (PMCs) have established themselves as engineering structural materials, not just as laboratory curiosities or cheap stuff for making chairs and tables. This came about not only because of the introduction of high-performance fibers such as carbon, boron, and aramid, but also because of some new and improved matrix materials (see Chap. 3). Nevertheless, glass fiber reinforced polymers represent the largest class of PMCs. Carbon fiber reinforced PMCs are perhaps the most important structural composites; accordingly, we discuss them separately in Chapter 8. In this chapter, we discuss polymer composite systems containing glass, aramid, polyethylene, and boron fibers.

Keywords

Carbon Fiber Glass Fiber Silane Coupling Agent Unsaturated Polyester Vinyl Ester 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krishan K. Chawla
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  1. 1.Materials and EngineeringThe University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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