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Composites Forming Technologies (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles)by Andrew Long
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Composites are versatile engineered materials composed of two or more constituent materials. When these two materials are combined, they provide improved properties over the individual components, while still remaining separate on a macroscopic level. Due to their versatility, composite materials are used in a variety of areas ranging from healthcare and civil engineering to spacecraft technology.
This book reviews the wealth of research in forming high-quality composite materials. The introductory chapter concisely explains the forming mechanisms and characterization for composites, as well as covers modeling and analysis of forming techniques. Further chapters discuss the testing and simulation of composite materials forming and considers forming technologies for various composite material forms including thermoset and thermoplastic prepreg, molding compounds, and composite/metal laminates.
About the Author
Andrew Long is at the School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering at Nottingham University, UK. He was awarded a personal chair in January 2004 and is currently Head of the Polymer Composites Research Group.
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