Ageing of Composites

Ageing of Composites
Author: Rod Martin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2008-08-29
ISBN: 1845694937
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ageing of Composites Book Excerpt:

Ageing of composites is a highly topical subject given the increasing use of composites in structural applications in many industries. Ageing of composites addresses many of the uncertainties about the long-term performance of composites and how they age under conditions encountered in service. The first part of the book reviews processes and modelling of composite ageing including physical and chemical ageing of polymeric composites, ageing of glass-ceramic matrix composites, chemical ageing mechanisms, stress corrosion cracking, thermo-oxidative ageing, spectroscopy of ageing composites, modelling physical and accelerated ageing and ageing of silicon carbide composites. Part two examines ageing of composites in transport applications including aircraft, vehicles and ships. Part three reviews ageing of composites in non-transport applications such as implants in medical devices, oil and gas refining, construction, chemical processing and underwater applications. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Ageing of composites is a valuable reference guide for composite manufacturers and developers. It also serves as a source of information for material scientists, designers and engineers in industries that use composites, including transport, chemical processing and medical engineering. Addresses many of the uncertainties about the long-term performance of composites and how they age under conditions encountered in service Reviews processes and modelling of composite ageing including chemical ageing mechanisms and stress corrosion cracking Discusses ageing of composites in both transport and non-transport applications ranging from aircraft to implants in medical devices

Durability and Life Prediction in Biocomposites Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites

Durability and Life Prediction in Biocomposites  Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites
Author: Mohammad Jawaid,Mohamed Thariq,Naheed Saba
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2018-09-13
ISBN: 0081022980
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Durability and Life Prediction in Biocomposites Fibre Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites Book Excerpt:

Durability and Life Prediction in Biocomposites, Fibre-Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites focuses on the advanced characterization techniques used for the analysis of composite materials developed from natural fiber/biomass, synthetic fibers and a combination of these materials used as fillers and reinforcements to enhance materials performance and utilization in automotive, aerospace, construction and building components. The book presents key aspects of fracture and failure in natural/synthetic, fiber reinforced, polymer based composite materials, ranging from crack propagation, to crack growth, and from notch-size effect, to damage-tolerant design. Written by leading experts in the field, and covering composite materials developed from different natural fibers and their hybridization with synthetic fibers, the book's chapters provide cutting-edge, up-to-date research on the characterization, analysis and modelling of composite materials. Contains contributions from leading experts in the field Discusses recent progress on failure analysis, SHM, durability, life prediction and the modelling of damage in natural fiber-based composite materials Covers experimental, analytical and numerical analysis Provides detailed and comprehensive information on mechanical properties, testing methods and modelling techniques

Ageing of Composites

Ageing of Composites
Author: Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 517
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781845693527
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ageing of Composites Book Excerpt:

"Ageing of composites is a highly topical subject given the increasing use of composites in structural applications in many industries. Ageing of composites addresses many of the uncertainties about the long-term performance of composites and how they age under conditions encountered in service." "With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Ageing of composites, will be a valuable reference guide for composite manufacturers and developers. It will also serve as a source of information for material scientists, designers and engineers in industries that use composites, including transport, chemical processing and medical engineering."--BOOK JACKET

Marine Composites

Marine Composites
Author: Richard Pemberton,John Summerscales,Jasper Graham-Jones
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2018-08-20
ISBN: 0081019130
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Composites Book Excerpt:

Marine Composites: Design and Performance presents up-to-date information and recent research findings on the application and use of advanced fibre-reinforced composites in the marine environment. Following the success of their previously published title: Marine Applications of Advanced Fibre-reinforced Composites which was published in 2015; this exemplary new book provides comprehensive information on materials selection, characterization, and performance. There are also dedicated sections on sandwich structures, manufacture, advanced concepts, naval architecture and design considerations, and various applications. The book will be an essential reference resource for designers, materials engineers, manufactures, marine scientists, mechanical engineers, civil engineers, coastal engineers, boat manufacturers, offshore platform and marine renewable design engineers. Presents a unique, high-level reference on composite materials and their application and use in marine structures Provides comprehensive coverage on all aspects of marine composites, including the latest advances in damage modelling and assessment of performance Contains contributions from leading experts in the field, from both industry and academia Covers a broad range of naval, offshore and marine structures

Failure Mechanisms in Polymer Matrix Composites

Failure Mechanisms in Polymer Matrix Composites
Author: Paul Robinson,Emile Greenhalgh,Silvestre Pinho
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-01-19
ISBN: 0857095323
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Failure Mechanisms in Polymer Matrix Composites Book Excerpt:

Polymer matrix composites are increasingly replacing traditional materials, such as metals, for applications in the aerospace, automotive and marine industries. Because of the relatively recent development of these composites there is extensive on-going research to improve the understanding and modelling of their behaviour – particularly their failure processes. As a consequence there is a strong demand among design engineers for the latest information on this behaviour in order to fully exploit the potential of these materials for a wide range of weight-sensitive applications. Failure mechanisms in polymer matrix composites explores the main types of composite failure and examines their implications in specific applications. Part one discusses various failure mechanisms, including a consideration of manufacturing defects and addressing a variety of loading forms such as impact and the implications for structural integrity. This part also reviews testing techniques and modelling methods for predicting potential failure in composites. Part two investigates the effects of polymer-matrix composite failure in a range of industries including aerospace, automotive and other transport, defence, marine and off-shore applications. Recycling issues and environmental factors affecting the use of composite materials are also considered. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors Failure mechanisms in polymer matrix composites is a valuable reference for designers, scientists and research and development managers working in the increasing range of industries in which composite materials are extensively used. The book will also be a useful guide for academics studying in the composites field. Discusses various failure mechanisms, including manufacturing defects Reviews testing techniques and modelling methods for predicting potential failure Investigates failure in aerospace, automotive, defence, marine and off-shore applications

Mineral Filled Polymer Composites

Mineral Filled Polymer Composites
Author: Hanafi Ismail,S.M. Sapuan,R.A. Ilyas
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2022-01-06
ISBN: 1000465225
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mineral Filled Polymer Composites Book Excerpt:

Mineral-filled polymer composites are widely used in industries across the globe, and applications are continuously increasing in sectors such as shipping, manufacturing and renewable energy. One of two volumes comprising the Mineral-Filled Polymer Composites Handbook, this volume provides an overview of the latest research and future directions of advanced mineral fiber-reinforced polymer composites, focused specifically on materials properties. It covers fundamentals, recent progress and new materials involved in mineral-filled polymer composites and includes a wide-ranging list of chapters authored by an international team of experts. This book: Examines the properties of a wide range of materials, from macro- to nano-sized Highlights resources for bio-based minerals production and compares bio-based minerals with commercial mineral fillers Covers novel synthesis methods Discusses effects of aging on properties Describes using halloysite and montmorillonite to improve composite properties and the potential of using mineral fillers to enhance the properties of biopolymer and synthetic polymers This book serves as an excellent reference guide for researchers, advanced students, academics and industry professionals interested in the synthesis of mineral-filled polymer and biopolymer composites, as well as those pursuing research in the broad fields of composite materials, polymers, organic/inorganic hybrid materials and nano-assembly.

Mineral Filled Polymer Composites Handbook Two Volume Set

Mineral Filled Polymer Composites Handbook  Two Volume Set
Author: Hanafi Ismail,S. M. Sapuan,R.A. Ilyas
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2022-07-30
ISBN: 1000465268
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mineral Filled Polymer Composites Handbook Two Volume Set Book Excerpt:

Mineral-filled polymer composites exhibit several advantages that make this material class attractive for a variety of applications, including their low cost, light weight, excellent rigidity, and high mechanical strength. Mineral-Filled Polymer Composites Handbook serves as a comprehensive overview of the latest research, trends, applications, and future directions of advanced mineral fiber-reinforced polymer composites. Comprised of 2 volumes: Mineral-Filled Polymer Composites: Perspective, Properties, and New Materials Mineral-Filled Polymer Composites: Selection, Processing, and Applications Presents details on processing, applications, and ageing of macro- to nanosized mineral reinforced polymer composites Examines fabrication techniques, novel synthesis methods, and mechanical behavior, thermal, flammability, and functional properties of a wide array of mineral filled polymer composite materials Covers a broad range of different research fields, including organic and inorganic filler used in the development of composites for various types of engineering applications Offers the latest developments in nano/micromineral-based polymer composites This book serves as an excellent reference guide for researchers, advanced students, academics, and industry professionals interested in the synthesis of mineral-filled polymer and biopolymer composites, as well as those pursuing research in the broad fields of composite materials, polymers, organic/inorganic hybrid materials, and nano-assembly.

Fatigue Life Prediction of Composites and Composite Structures

Fatigue Life Prediction of Composites and Composite Structures
Author: A P Vassilopoulos
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN: 1845699793
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fatigue Life Prediction of Composites and Composite Structures Book Excerpt:

The use of composites is growing in structural applications in many industries including aerospace, marine, wind turbine and civil engineering. There are uncertainties about the long term performance of these composites and how they will perform under cyclic fatigue loading. Fatigue life prediction of composites and composite structures provides a comprehensive review of fatigue damage and fatigue life prediction methodologies for composites and how they can be used in practice. After an introductory chapter, Part one reviews developments in ways of modelling composite fatigue life. The second part of the book reviews developments in predicting composite fatigue life under different conditions including constant and variable amplitude loading as well as multiaxial and cyclic loading. Part three then describes applications such as fatigue life prediction of bonded joints and wind turbine rotor blades as well as health monitoring of composite structures. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Fatigue life prediction of composites and composite structures is a standard reference for industry and researchers working with composites and those concerned with the long-term performance and fatigue life of composite components and structures. Examines past, present and future trends associated with fatigue life prediction of composite materials and structures Assesses novel computational methods for fatigue life modelling and prediction of composite materials under constant amplitude loading Specific chapters investigate fatigue life prediction of wind turbine rotor blades and bonded joints in composite structures

Science and Engineering of Short Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

Science and Engineering of Short Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
Author: S-Y Fu,B Lauke,Y.-W. Mai
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2009-07-06
ISBN: 1845696492
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Engineering of Short Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Book Excerpt:

When fibres in a composite are discontinuous and are shorter than a few millimetres, the composite is called a ‘short fibre reinforced composite (SFRP)’. SFRPs have found extensive applications in automobiles, business machines, durable consumer items, sporting goods and electrical industries owing to their low cost, easy processing and superior mechanical properties over the parent polymers. The book summarises recent developments in this area, focusing on the fundamental mechanisms that govern the mechanical properties including strength, modulus, fracture toughness and thermal properties of SFRP materials. This book covers the following topics: extrusion compounding and injection moulding, major factors affecting mechanical performance, stress transfer, strength, elastic modulus flexural modulus, thermal conductivity and expansion, non-linear stress-strain behaviour and fracture mechanics of short fibre reinforced polymers. With its distinguished team of authors, Science and engineering of short fibre reinforced polymer composites is a standard reference for anyone involved in the development, manufacture and use of SFRPs. It will also provide an in-depth understanding of the behaviour of these versatile materials. Reviews the mechanical properties and functions of short fibre reinforced polymer composites (SFRP) Examines recent developments in the fundamental mechanisms of SFRP's Assesses major factors affecting mechanical performance such as stress transfer and strength

Recent Developments in Durability Analysis of Composite Systems

Recent Developments in Durability Analysis of Composite Systems
Author: H. Dardon,H. Fukuda,K.L. Reifsnider,G. Verchery
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN: 9789058091031
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Developments in Durability Analysis of Composite Systems Book Excerpt:

The papers from these proceedings address experimental and analytical methods for the characterization and analysis of modern composite and adhesive systems. They have been produced to provide understanding that can be used to design safe, reliable engineering components.

Biocomposites for High Performance Applications

Biocomposites for High Performance Applications
Author: Dipa Ray
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN: 0081007949
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biocomposites for High Performance Applications Book Excerpt:

Biocomposites for High-Performance Applications: Current Barriers and Future Needs Towards Industrial Development focuses on future research directions that will make biocomposites a successful player in the field of high-strength structural applications. With contributions from eminent academic researchers and industrial experts who have first-hand experience on the advantages/disadvantages of biocomposites in their daily lives, the book examines the industrial development of biocomposite products, identifying the current barriers and their future industrial needs Topics covered include: recent research activities from academia in the biocomposite research field, valuable thoughts and insights from biocomposite manufacturing industries, the strength and weaknesses of biocomposite products, and the practical issues that need to be addressed to reach the next level. Highlights the practical issues involved in biocomposites research Contains contributions from eminent academic researchers and industrial experts Discusses recent research activities from academia in the biocomposite research field, along with valuable thoughts and insights from biocomposite manufacturing industries

Sustainable Natural Fiber Composites

Sustainable Natural Fiber Composites
Author: Anish Khan,A. Manikandan,M. Ramesh,Imran Khan,Abdullah Mohammed Ahmed Asiri
Publsiher: Materials Research Forum LLC
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2022-04-25
ISBN: 1644901846
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Natural Fiber Composites Book Excerpt:

The book covers such diverse topics as cellulose fibers in cement paste and concrete, biodegradable materials for dental applications, coconut and pineapple fiber composites, biodegradable plastic composites, durability against fatigue and moisture, physical and mechanical characterization of fiber composites, improving the hydrophobic nature of fiber composites, and hybrid natural fiber composites. Keywords: Fiber Reinforced Composites, Biodegradable Composites, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Cellulose Fibers, Coconut Fibers, Biocomposites, Resol-Vegetable Fibers, Pineapple Natural Fiber Composite, Dental Applications, Cement Paste, Concrete, Thermoplasticity, Fatigue, Moisture, Thermal Conductivity.

Handbook of Polymer Blends and Composites

Handbook of Polymer Blends and Composites
Author: Cornelia Vasile,Anand K. Kulshreshtha
Publsiher: iSmithers Rapra Publishing
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781859573037
Category: Composite materials
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Polymer Blends and Composites Book Excerpt:

Mechanical Behavior of Organic Matrix Composites

Mechanical Behavior of Organic Matrix Composites
Author: Marco Gigliotti,Marie-Christine Lafarie-Frenot,Jean-Claude Grandidier,Matteo Minervino
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2017-12-27
ISBN: 1119388848
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanical Behavior of Organic Matrix Composites Book Excerpt:

The book focuses on the effect of ageing (thermo-oxidation, humid ageing) on the mechanical properties of organic matrix composite materials, covering: Bibliographic issues and a detailed state-of-the-art; phenomenological and experimental issues; modelling issues and models parameter identification; illustration and interpretation of experimental tests and proposal for novel test design in the light of the model predictions.

Fibre Reinforced Cementitous Composites

Fibre Reinforced Cementitous Composites
Author: Routledge
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 493
Release: 1990-02-02
ISBN: 1851663932
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fibre Reinforced Cementitous Composites Book Excerpt:

This text covers the fundamental scientific principles of fibres that have been modified to be compatible with cementitious matrices. It also provides information and a description of the properties of specific systems prepared with different types of fibres such as steel, glass, asbestos, polypropylene, natural fibres and various types of high performance polymeric fibres. It includes a reference list and sets of tables describing the engineering properties of the different systems and micrographs.

Brittle Matrix Composites

Brittle Matrix Composites
Author: Conrado de Souza Rodrigues,Mariana Arruda Pereira,Stefan Chaves Figueiredo,Khosrow Ghavami,Piet Stroeven
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN: 0128090464
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brittle Matrix Composites Book Excerpt:

More recent investigations on cellulose-cement composites predominantly deal with durability aspects, whereby use is made of accelerated weathering cycles as the main approach to establishing the deterioration mechanisms and the efficiency of treatment methods. As moisture transport is the main mechanism that leads to the deterioration of those composites, accelerated ageing tests are commonly based on wet-drying cycles with a combination of temperature and relative humidity (R.H.) variations. Both variables result in dimensional changes of the samples, leading to interfacial abrasion and the progressive decrease in the composites’ toughness and strength. To investigate the effects of each of these variables, the weathering tests were performed in an environmental chamber considering each variable separately in two ageing cycles. In the first one the composites were submitted to saturation and drying at a constant 25°C, by means of a relative humidity change in the chamber. For the second ageing cycle a temperature variation between 20°C and 60°C at a constant R.H. of 50% was applied. The effects of each ageing cycle on the cellulose-cement composites were assessed on the basis of physical and mechanical parameters, determined after 0, 5, 20 and 50 cycles. Moreover, part of the samples was provided with electrical strain gauges, which rendered possible to determine the composites’ expansion-shrinkage behaviour during the temperature and R.H. variations. As the main treatment approach, the partial replacement of cement (OPC) by rice husk ash (RHA) was investigated. It was found that RHA improved the strength and durability performance of the composites, although the increased porosity resulted from the 30% replacement rate of OPC and carbonate filler by RHA.

ICCS20 20th International Conference on Composite Structures

ICCS20   20th International Conference on Composite Structures
Author: Nicholas Fantuzzi
Publsiher: Società Editrice Esculapio
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-07-24
ISBN: 8893850419
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ICCS20 20th International Conference on Composite Structures Book Excerpt:

Composite materials have aroused a great interest over the last few decades, as proven by the huge number of scientific papers and industrial progress. The increase in the use of composite structures in different engineering practices justify the present international meeting where researches from every part of the globe can share and discuss the recent advancements regarding the use of structural components within advanced applications such as buckling, vibrations, repair, reinforcements, concrete, composite laminated materials and more recent metamaterials. Studies about composite structures are truly multidisciplinary and the given contributions can help other researches and professional engineers in their own field. This Conference is suitable as a reference for engineers and scientists working in the professional field, in the industry and the academia and it gives the possibility to share recent advancements in different engineering practices to the outside world. This book aims to collect selected plenary and key-note lectures of this International Conference. For this reason, the establishment of this 20th edition of International Conference on Composite Structures has appeared appropriate to continue what has been begun during the previous editions. ICCS wants to be an occasion for many researchers from each part of the globe to meet and discuss about the recent advancements regarding the use of composite structures, sandwich panels, nanotechnology, bio-composites, delamination and fracture, experimental methods, manufacturing and other countless topics that have filled many sessions during this conference. As a proof of this event, which has taken place in Paris (France), selected plenary and key-note lectures have been collected in the present book.

Durability of Composites in a Marine Environment 2

Durability of Composites in a Marine Environment 2
Author: Peter Davies,Yapa D.S. Rajapakse
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN: 3319651455
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Durability of Composites in a Marine Environment 2 Book Excerpt:

This book presents selected papers from the 2nd Workshop on “Durability of Composites in a Marine Environment”, which was held in Brest, France in August 2016. Providing an overview of the state of the art in predicting the long-term durability of composite marine structures, it addresses modelling water diffusion; damage induced by water accelerated testing, including durability in design; in-service experiences; ocean energy; and offshore applications. Ensuring long-term durability is not only necessary for safety reasons, but also determines the economic viability of future marine structures, and as such, the book is essential reading for all those involved with composites in the marine industry, from initial design and calculation through to manufacture and service exploitation. It also provides information unavailable elsewhere on the mechanisms involved in degradation and how to take account of them.

Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites Second Edition

Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites  Second Edition
Author: Arnon Bentur,Sidney Mindess
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 625
Release: 2006-11-22
ISBN: 0203088727
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Advanced cementitious composites can be designed to have outstanding combinations of strength (five to ten times that of conventional concrete) and energy absorption capacity (up to 1000 times that of plain concrete). This second edition brings together in one volume the latest research developments in this rapidly expanding area. The book is split into two parts. The first part is concerned with the mechanics of fibre reinforced brittle matrices and the implications for cementitious systems. In the second part the authors describe the various types of fibre-cement composites, discussing production processes, mechanical and physical properties, durability and applications. Two new chapters have been added, covering fibre specification and structural applications. Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites will be of great interest to practitioners involved in modern concrete technology and will also be of use to academics, researchers and graduate students.

Lignocellulosic Polymer Composites

Lignocellulosic Polymer Composites
Author: Vijay Kumar Thakur
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2014-10-30
ISBN: 1118773985
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lignocellulosic Polymer Composites Book Excerpt:

The book presents emerging economic and environmentally friendly lignocellulosic polymer composites materials that are free from side effects studied in the traditional synthetic materials. This book brings together panels of highly-accomplished leading experts in the field of lignocellulosic polymers & composites from academia, government, as well as research institutions across the globe and encompasses basic studies including preparation, characterization, properties and theory of polymers along with applications addressing new emerging topics of novel issues. Provide basic information and clear understanding of the present state and the growing utility of lignocellulosic materials from different natural resources Includes contributions from world-renowned experts on lignocellulosic polymer composites and discusses the combination of different kinds of lignocellulosic materials from natural resources Discusses the fundamental properties and applications of lignocellulosic polymers in comparison to traditional synthetic materials Explores various processing/ mechanical/ physic-chemical aspects of lignocellulosic polymer composites