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Introduction

  • Krishan Kumar Chawla
Part of the Materials Research and Engineering book series (MATERIALS)

Abstract

It is a truism that technological development depends on advances in the field of materials. One does not have to be an expert to realize that a most advanced turbine or aircraft design is of no use if adequate materials to bear the service loads and conditions are not available. Whatever the field may be, the final limitation on advancement depends on materials. Composite materials in this regard represent nothing but a giant step in the ever constant endeavor of optimization in materials.

Keywords

Composite Material Glass Fiber Service Load Sandwich Composite Coconut Palm 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

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

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