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In two volumes, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamental knowledge and technology of composite materials. This second volume reviews the research developments of a number of widely studied composite materials with different matrices. It also describes the related process technology that is necessary for a successful production. This work is ideal for graduate students, researchers, and professionals in the fields of materials science and engineering, as well as mechanical engineering.



Chapter 1. Advanced Polymer Matrix Composites

In this chapter, high-performance continuous fiber-reinforcing thermosetting resin matrix composites for aerospace structural applications are introduced. Highlights about processing and manufacturing technologies of advanced resin matrix composites and composite material performances will be presented.
Naibin Yang

Chapter 2. Industrial Polymer Matrix Composites and Fiber-Glass-Reinforced Plastics

Today, the most commonly used composites, with the largest market share, are resin matrix composites. Glass-fiber-reinforced plastics (GFRPs) have excellent performance/price ratios and weathering properties and can be easily molded into complex shapes. They also perform better in many applications and have lower densities, than metals.
Qixian Liu, Zhongmin Xue, Zaiyang Liu, Hongmei Gao, Rongqi Zhang, Weizhong Li, Zhihua Du, Dexu Yang

Chapter 3. Metal Matrix Composites

Metal matrix composites (MMCs) are a class of artificial materials compounded by the introduction of certain content reinforcements, such as fibers, whiskers, or particles, into the metal or alloy matrix materials. MMCs exhibit not only high specific modulus, high specific strength, good thermal conductivity, good electrical conductivity, controllable thermal expansion coefficient, and excellent high-temperature performance, but also designability and machinability. Therefore, they are an important class of advanced materials.
Lin Geng, Kun Wu

Chapter 4. Cement-Based Composite Materials

Cement-based composite materials consist of hardened cement paste as a base, which is formed by hydration between cement and water, and a mixture of various inorganic, metallic, and polymeric materials.
Keru Wu, Dong Zhang

Chapter 5. Carbon Composites

Carbon/carbon (C/C) composites with a carbon matrix reinforced by carbon fibers were an accidental discovery. In 1958, researchers from the Chance Vought Aircraft, Inc., made an operational mistake when measuring the fiber content in carbon/phenolic composites.
Shouyang Zhang, Yulei Zhang, Aijun Li, Qiang Chen, Xiaohong Shi, Jianfeng Huang, Zhibiao Hu
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