Fundamentals of Composites Manufacturing : Materials, Methods and Applications

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-12-01
  • Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
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"Whether in college or in the workplace, students and practitioners have relied on the first edition of Fundamentals of Composites for years to learn about the basics of composites manufacturing. Building upon the solid foundation of the first edition, this revised and expanded book describes recent advances, adding key information, case studies, and examples that will broaden your knowledge of composites materials and manufacturing methods." "The first focus of this text is on materials. Several major chapters are devoted to describing the basic materials that are put together to create composite structures. The book presents the details of why composite materials behave the way they do. Thus composites designers will gain an understanding of the causes of material performance, allowing them a wider choice of materials than might otherwise be possible." "Secondly, the book describes composites manufacturing methods, providing tips for getting the best results that weigh the required material properties against cost and production efficiency. You'll find chapters on: the open molding of engineering and advanced composites, compression molding, resin infusion technologies, filament winding and fiber placement, pultrusion, thermoplastic molding, damage prevention and repair, factory issues, the business of composites, and composites applications."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

A. Brent Strong is a manufacturing engineering technology faculty member at the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology at Brigham Young University.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Composites
Matrices and their Properties
Unsaturated Polyesters
Specialty and High-performance Thermosets
Thermoplastic Composites
Ceramic and Metal Matrix Composites
Reinforcement Forms
Quality and Testing
Composite Design
Sandwich Structures, Joints, and Post-processing Operations
Open Molding of Engineering Composites
Open Molding of Advanced Composites
Compression Molding
Resin Infusion Technologies
Filament Winding and Fiber Placement
Thermoplastic Composites Processing
Damage Prevention and Repair
Factory Issues
The Business of Composites
Composites Applications
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