Sustainable Composites for Lightweight Applications

Sustainable Composites for Lightweight Applications
Author: Hom Dhakal,Sikiru Oluwarotimi Ismail
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2020-11-22
ISBN: 0128183179
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Composites for Lightweight Applications Book Excerpt:

Carbon and glass fibre reinforced composite materials have been used for many years in several different types of applications. However, these conventional composites are derived from non-renewable reinforcements and they pose a significant threat to the environment. Government legislation and consumer behaviour have recently forced many industries to adapt sustainable composites. Industries such as automotive, marine and aerospace are now seeking sustainable lightweight composites with the aim to reduce the overall weight of the components with enhanced materials and design aspects. Therefore, there is high demand on research for the development of sustainable lightweight composites. This book presents a comprehensive review of lightweight composites with the central aim to increase their use in key industrial sectors such as automotive, marine and aerospace. There is no such book currently available that is dedicated to sustainable lightweight applications covering important topics such as key drivers for lightweight composites, mechanical properties, damage characterisation, durability and environmental aspects. Key topics that are addressed include: The roles of reinforcements and matrices in composite materials Sustainable natural fibre reinforcements and their morphological structures Lightweight applications and properties requirements Design, manufacturing processes and their effects on properties Testing and damage characterisation of composite materials Sustainable composites and techniques for property enhancement Future trends and challenges for sustainable composites in lightweight applications It will be a valuable reference resource for those working in material Science, polymer science, materials engineering, and industries involved in the manufacture of automotive and aerospace components from lightweight composite materials. Provides a comprehensive review of sustainable lightweight composites looking at key industrial applications such as automotive, marine, and aerospace and construction Important relationships between structure and properties are analysed in detail Enhancement of properties through hybrid systems, are also explored with emphasis on design, materials selection and manufacturing techniques

Materials for Lightweight Constructions

Materials for Lightweight Constructions
Author: S. Thirumalai Kumaran,Tae Jo Ko,S. Suresh Kumar,Temel Varol
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2022-09-13
ISBN: 1000646661
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials for Lightweight Constructions Book Excerpt:

This book presents the key concepts and methods involved in the development of a variety of materials for lightweight constructions, including metals, alloys, polymers and composites. It provides case studies and examples to explain strategies adapted for specific applications of the materials and covers traditional to advanced manufacturing concepts of lightweight materials, including 3D printing. It also illustrates the fundamentals and usability of biodegradable materials for achieving a greener environment, as well as possibilities of green manufacturing. Covers the fundamentals of a range of materials used for lightweight constructions Discusses fabrication and testing of materials Addresses relevant concepts of 3D printing and biodegradable materials Explores analysis of the failure mechanism of materials used in various applications Identifies the applicability of materials to a variety of situations Materials for Lightweight Constructions will suit researchers and graduate students in materials science, mechanical engineering, construction and composites.

Sustainable Composites for Aerospace Applications

Sustainable Composites for Aerospace Applications
Author: Mohammad Jawaid,Mohamed Thariq
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2018-04-27
ISBN: 0081021380
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Composites for Aerospace Applications Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Composites for Aerospace Applications presents innovative advances in the fabrication, characterization and applications of LDH polymer nanocomposites. It covers fundamental structural and chemical knowledge and explores various properties and characterization techniques, including microscopic, spectroscopic and mechanical behaviors. Users will find a strong focus on the potential applications of LDH polymer nanocomposites, such as in energy, electronics, electromagnetic shielding, biomedical, agricultural, food packaging and water purification functions. This book provides comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge research in the field of LDH polymer nanocomposites and future applications, and is an essential read for all academics, researchers, engineers and students working in this area. Presents fundamental knowledge of LDH polymer nanocomposites, including chemical composition, structural features and fabrication techniques Provides an analytical overview of the different types of characterization techniques and technologies Contains extensive reviews on cutting-edge research for future applications in a variety of industries

Lightweight and Sustainable Materials for Automotive Applications

Lightweight and Sustainable Materials for Automotive Applications
Author: Omar Faruk,Jimi Tjong,Mohini Sain
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN: 1351649000
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lightweight and Sustainable Materials for Automotive Applications Book Excerpt:

Automotive manufacturers are required to decrease CO2 emissions and increase fuel economy while assuring driver comfort and safety. In recent years, there has been rapid development in the application of lightweight and sustainable materials in the automotive industry to help meet these criteria. This book provides critical reviews and the latest research results of various lightweight and sustainable materials in automotive applications. It discusses current applications and future trends of lightweight materials in the automotive area. While there are a few books published mainly focusing on automotive applications of metallic lightweight materials, to date there is no available book focusing on a broad spectrum of lightweight materials, including metal, plastic, composites, bio-fiber, bio-polymer, carbon fiber, glass fiber, nanomaterials, rubber materials, and foaming materials, as this work does. The book also includes case studies of commercial lightweight automotive parts from sustainable lightweight materials, providing an invaluable resource to those involved in this in-demand research and commercialization area.

Lightweight Polymer Composite Structures

Lightweight Polymer Composite Structures
Author: Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa,Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai,Suchart Siengchin,Lothar Kroll
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 0429520824
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lightweight Polymer Composite Structures Book Excerpt:

This book provides a comprehensive account of developments in the area of lightweight polymer composites. It encompasses design and manufacturing methods for the lightweight polymer structures, various techniques, and a broad spectrum of applications. The book highlights fundamental research in lightweight polymer structures and integrates various aspects from synthesis to applications of these materials. Features Serves as a one stop reference with contributions from leading researchers from industry, academy, government, and private research institutions across the globe Explores all important aspects of lightweight polymer composite structures Offers an update of concepts, advancements, challenges, and application of lightweight structures Current status, trends, future directions, and opportunities are discussed, making it friendly for both new and experienced researchers.

Polymer Based Bio nanocomposites

Polymer Based Bio nanocomposites
Author: Chandrasekar Muthukumar,Senthil Muthu Kumar Thiagamani,Senthilkumar Krishnasamy,Rajini Nagarajan,Suchart Siengchin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2022-03-28
ISBN: 9811685789
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Based Bio nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

This book gives a comprehensive overview of bionanocomposites, a class of materials that consist of a biopolymer matrix which is embedded with nanoparticles and natural fibres as reinforcement to produce novel material and achieve superior physico-chemical and mechanical properties. The book looks into the synthesis of various forms of nanoparticles, the fabrication methods, and the characterization of bionanocomposites. It also includes topics related to the sustainability and life prediction of bionanocomposites such as biodegradability, recycling, and re-use. An important aspect in the designing of bionanocomposites includes computational modeling, and the suitability of the bionanocomposites in various applications is presented. This book appeals to students, researchers, and scientists looking to gain fundamental knowledge, know about recent advancements in the research on bionanocomposites and their applications.

Tribology in Sustainable Composites

Tribology in Sustainable Composites
Author: Jitendra Kumar Katiyar,Mohammed Abdul Samad
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2022-06-30
ISBN: 1000641090
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tribology in Sustainable Composites Book Excerpt:

Tribological performance of sustainable composites depend upon external parameters such as interface and environmental temperature, contact pressure and behavior of contact materials at interface and so forth. This book covers sustainable composites and bio- composites in terms of proper selection of reinforcements, methods to improve the thermal and mechanical properties, techniques for uniform dispersion of the reinforcements and their tribological performance. Also, it details the testing and damage characterization methods of these sustainable composites. Features: 1. Presents fundamental knowledge of sustainable composites, including chemical composition, structural features and fabrication techniques. 2. Provides an analytical overview of the different types of characterization techniques and tribological methods. 3. Provides an extensive review on bio- composite properties and their tribological performance for biomedical application. 4. Contains extensive reviews on cutting- edge research on lightweight materials for future applications in a variety of industries and their tribological performance. 5. Provides the application of sustainable composites in various fields such as aerospace, automobile, medical etc. This book is aimed for Researchers, Professionals and Graduate students of Tribology, Composites, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering.

Biocomposite and Synthetic Composites for Automotive Applications

Biocomposite and Synthetic Composites for Automotive Applications
Author: S.M. Sapuan Sapuan,R.A. Ilyas
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN: 0128209232
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biocomposite and Synthetic Composites for Automotive Applications Book Excerpt:

Biocomposite and Synthetic Composites for Automotive Applications provides a detailed review of advanced macro and nanocomposite materials and structures, and discusses their use in the transport industry, specifically for automotive applications. This book covers materials selection, properties and performance, design solutions, and manufacturing techniques. A broad range of different material classes are reviewed with emphasis on advanced materials and new research pathways where composites can be derived from agricultural waste in the future, as well as the development and performance of hybrid composites. The book is an essential reference resource for those researching materials development and industrial design engineers who need a detailed understanding of materials usage in transport structures. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) analysis of composite products in automotive applications is also discussed, and the effect of different fiber orientation on crash performance. Synthetic/natural fiber composites for aircraft engine fire-designated zones are linked to automotive applications. Additional chapters include the application and use of magnesium composites compared to biocomposites in the automotive industry; autonomous inspection and repair of aircraft composite structures via vortex robot technology and its application in automotive applications; composites in a three-wheeler (tuk tuk); and thermal properties of composites in automotive applications. Covers advanced macro and nanocomposites used in automotive structures Emphasizes materials selection, properties and performance, design solutions, and manufacturing techniques Features case studies of successful applications of biocomposites in automotive structures

Advanced Composites in Aerospace Engineering Applications

Advanced Composites in Aerospace Engineering Applications
Author: Norkhairunnisa Mazlan,S.M. Sapuan,R.A. Ilyas
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2022-02-21
ISBN: 303088192X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Composites in Aerospace Engineering Applications Book Excerpt:

This book presents an authoritative account of the potential of advanced composites such as composites, biocomposites, composites geopolymer, hybrid composites and hybrid biocomposites in aerospace application. It documents how in recent years, composite materials have grown in strength, stature, and significance to become a key material of enhanced scientific interest and resultant research into understanding their behavior for selection and safe use in a wide spectrum of technology-related applications. This collection highlights how their unique combination of superior properties such as low density, high strength, high elastic modulus, high hardness, high temperature capability, and excellent chemical and environmental stability are optimized in technologies within these field.

Sustainable Composites

Sustainable Composites
Author: Anil N. Netravali,Christopher M. Pastore
Publsiher: DEStech Publications, Inc
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2014-09-24
ISBN: 1605951110
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Composites Book Excerpt:

Comprehensive introduction to composites from natural and recycled biomaterialsCovers fabrication, mechanical analysis and modeling of green compositesNew ideas for cost-effective alternative matrices, fibers and additivesApplications to construction, automotive, and civil engineering An important contribution to the evolution of composites technology, this book is a systematic investigation of how natural biomaterials are used to create cost-effective and environmentally sound composites for commercial use. The book shows how a wide range of plant- and animal-based materials are integrated into the design and fabrication of matrices and reinforcements for polymeric and other types of composites. In addition, a focus is placed on modeling and mechanical analyses of biobased composites, providing valuable data on their performance. Sustainable composites are shown to be viable alternatives for manufactured components in automotive, civil engineering and construction applications.

Reinforced Polymer Composites

Reinforced Polymer Composites
Author: Victor V. Tcherdyntsev
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2021-09-01
ISBN: 3036509682
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reinforced Polymer Composites Book Excerpt:

This book, consisting of 21 articles, including three review papers, written by research groups of experts in the field, considers recent research on reinforced polymer composites. Most of them relate to the fiber-reinforced polymer composites, which are a real hot topic in the field. Depending on the reinforcing fiber nature, such composites are divided into synthetic and natural fiber-reinforced ones. Synthetic fibers, such as carbon, glass, or basalt, provide more stiffness, while natural fibers, such as jute, flax, bamboo, kenaf, and others, are inexpensive and biodegradable, making them environmentally friendly. To acquire the benefits of design flexibility and recycling possibilities, natural reinforcers can be hybridized with small amounts of synthetic fibers to make them more desirable for technical applications. Elaborated composites have great potential as structural materials in automotive, marine and aerospace application, as fire resistant concrete, in bridge systems, as mechanical gear pair, as biomedical materials for dentistry and orthopedic application and tissue engineering, as well as functional materials such as proton-exchange membranes, biodegradable superabsorbent resins and polymer electrolytes.

Smart Textiles for In Situ Monitoring of Composites

Smart Textiles for In Situ Monitoring of Composites
Author: Vladan Koncar
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2018-10-29
ISBN: 008102309X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Textiles for In Situ Monitoring of Composites Book Excerpt:

Smart Textiles for in situ Monitoring of Composites proposes a ‘smart textile’ approach to help solve the problem of real-time monitoring of the structural health of composites. The book combines textiles, composites and structural health monitoring knowledge to present an integrated approach to the deployment of smart textiles to monitor failure modes in composite materials. It introduces the theory of smart textiles for monitoring and measurement applications, describes established and developing techniques and approaches for using smart textiles for in-situ monitoring, and includes different fiber/matrix combinations and hybrid structures that are all presented using academic research and real-world case studies. As smart textiles are fitted with flexible adapted sensors and actuators that detect stress, deformation, temperature changes, light intensity, and other signals from the environment, this book is a timely resource on the topic. Proposes a ‘smart textile’ approach to in situ monitoring of the structural health of composites where the composite structure’s functionalized reinforcement also plays a role Discusses the impact of this technology on different reinforcement materials and matrices Demonstrates, through a review of research and case studies, the implementation of sensing and measurement systems

Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science

Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science
Author: Tariq Altalhi,Dr. Inamuddin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2022-07-01
ISBN: 0323996442
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science Book Excerpt:

Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science, the latest release in the Green Composites: Preparation, Properties and Allied Applications series, deals with the most promising aspects of green composites. The book presents in-depth and updated literature related to the manufacturing of green composites and their properties and discusses special features of green composites and their applications in daily life. All green composites covered in this work are polymeric and of bio-origin. The book also provides industrial applications of green composites. Topics covered include the use of green composites, vegetable packing, foam, blends, rubber, solar cells, adhesives and 3D printing. Focuses on the manufacturing of green composites Features green composites of bio-origin Covers versatile applications of green composites in daily life Discusses various applications of green composites in industry Provides an overview of green composites for the packing industry Outlines the use of green composites as foam, blends and adhesives

Advances in Bio Based Fiber

Advances in Bio Based Fiber
Author: Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa,Madhu Puttegowda,Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai,Suchart Siengchin,Sergey Gorbatyuk
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 834
Release: 2021-12-09
ISBN: 0128245441
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Bio Based Fiber Book Excerpt:

Advances in Bio-Based Fibres: Moving Towards a Green Society describes many novel natural fibers, their specific synthesis and characterization methods, their environmental sustainability values, their compatibility with polymer composites, and a wide range of innovative commercial engineering applications. As bio-based fiber polymer composites possess excellent mechanical, electrical and thermal properties, along with highly sustainable properties, they are an important technology for manufacturers and materials scientists seeking to improve the sustainability of their industries. This cutting-edge book draws on the latest industry practice and academic research to provide advice on technologies with applications in industries, including packaging, automotive, aerospace, biomedical and structural engineering. Provides technical data on advanced material properties, including electrical and rheological Gives a comprehensive guide to appraising and applying this technology to improve sustainability, including lifecycle assessment and recyclability Includes advice on the latest modeling techniques for designing with these materials

Hybrid Fiber Composites

Hybrid Fiber Composites
Author: Anish Khan,Sanjay M. R.,Mohammad Jawaid,Abdullah M. Asiri,Suchart Siengchin
Publsiher: VCH
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2020-08-19
ISBN: 3527346724
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hybrid Fiber Composites Book Excerpt:

Fiber-reinforced composites are exceptionally versatile materials whose properties can be tuned to exhibit a variety of favorable properties such as high tensile strength and resistance against wear or chemical and thermal influences. Consequently, these materials are widely used in various industrial fields such as the aircraft, marine, and automobile industry. After an overview of the general structures and properties of hybrid fiber composites, the book focuses on the manufacturing and processing of these materials and their mechanical performance, including the elucidation of failure mechanisms. A comprehensive chapter on the modeling of hybrid fiber composites from micromechanical properties to macro-scale material behavior is followed by a review of applications of these materials in structural engineering, packaging, and the automotive and aerospace industries.

Fibers for Technical Textiles

Fibers for Technical Textiles
Author: Sheraz Ahmad,Abher Rasheed,Yasir Nawab
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2020-08-21
ISBN: 3030492249
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fibers for Technical Textiles Book Excerpt:

This book discusses the properties of fibres used in manufacturing technical textiles, highlighting the importance of material selection in terms of cost, end-user requirements and properties. It also discusses the classification of technical textiles, and describes the details of each category, such as the properties, applications, advantages and drawbacks. As such, it is a valuable resource for all those interested in advanced textiles.

Green Composites for Automotive Applications

Green Composites for Automotive Applications
Author: Georgios Koronis,Arlindo Silva
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2018-11-10
ISBN: 008102178X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Composites for Automotive Applications Book Excerpt:

Green Composites for Automotive Applications presents cutting-edge, comprehensive reviews on the industrial applications of green composites. The book provides an elaborative assessment of both academic and industrial research on eco-design, durability issues, environmental performance, and future trends. Particular emphasis is placed on the processing and characterization of green composites, specific types of materials, such as thermoset and thermoplastic, nanocomposites, sandwich, and polymer biofoams. Additional sections cover lifecycle and risk analysis. As such, this book is an essential reference resource for R&D specialists working in materials science, automotive, chemical, and environmental engineering, as well as R&D managers in industry. Contains contributions from leading experts in the field Covers experimental, analytical and numerical analysis Deals with most important automotive aspects Provides a special section dedicated to lifecycle assessment

Emerging Trends of Advanced Composite Materials in Structural Applications

Emerging Trends of Advanced Composite Materials in Structural Applications
Author: Shamsher Bahadur Singh,Madappa V. R. Sivasubramanian,Himanshu Chawla
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2021
ISBN: 9811616884
Category: Building materials
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Trends of Advanced Composite Materials in Structural Applications Book Excerpt:

This book introduces different advanced composite materials used in construction of civil engineering infrastructures. It reflects the latest manufacturing processes and applications in the civil structures. This book also includes test cases and its validation with finite element method using computer software. Moreover, the book also deals with design methodology of advanced composite materials based on different applications. The comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art research on the composite materials presented herein is of interest to scientists, researchers, students and engineers, and practitioners in general working in area of innovative composite materials and structures. This book is also helpful for Ph.D. research scholars for developing their fundamental understanding on advanced materials, and it is also appropriate for master and undergraduate level courses on composite materials.

Renewable and Sustainable Composites

Renewable and Sustainable Composites
Author: António Pereira,Fabio Fernandes
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-12-04
ISBN: 1789842158
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewable and Sustainable Composites Book Excerpt:

Composites are used in a wide range of applications, from electronics to the aeronautical industry. The excellent mechanical properties and low-specific weight of composites are the basis of many structural applications. Despite the progress achieved, there are significant obstacles to the generalisation of structural applications of composites, mainly due to their high cost and complex mechanical behaviour. In fact, there is currently insufficient knowledge regarding the mechanical properties and failure mechanisms of composites made from renewable and sustainable materials. This book focuses on composites from natural and renewable resources, including the enhancement of their properties with additives such as biodegradable nanomaterials, their mechanical characterisation, tailoring of properties for specific applications and their processing.

Polymer Based Composites

Polymer Based Composites
Author: V. Arumugaprabu,R. Deepak Joel Johnson,M. Uthayakumar,P. Sivaranjana
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2021-08-24
ISBN: 1000433137
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Based Composites Book Excerpt:

The increasing use of composite materials over conventional materials has been a continual trend for over a decade. While the fundamental understanding of fiber reinforcement has not changed, many new material advancements have occurred, especially in manufacturing methods, and there is an ever-growing number of composite material applications across various industries. Polymer-Based Composites: Design, Manufacturing, and Applications presents the concepts and methods involved in the development of various fiber-reinforced composite materials. Features: Offers a comprehensive view of materials, mechanics, processing, design, and applications Bridges the gap between research, manufacturing science, and analysis and design Discusses composite materials composed of continuous synthetic fibers and matrices for use in engineering structures Presents codes and standards related to fiber-reinforced polymer composites Includes case studies and examples based on industrial, automotive, aerospace, and household applications This book is a valuable resource for advanced students, researchers, and industry personnel to understand recent advances in the field and achieve practical results in the development, manufacture, and application of advanced composite materials.