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Concise Encyclopedia of Composite Materials : V. 2: Pergamon Veterinary Handbook Series - A. Kelly

Concise Encyclopedia of Composite Materials

V. 2: Pergamon Veterinary Handbook Series

By: A. Kelly (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th June 1994
ISBN: 9780080423005
Number Of Pages: 380

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The "Concise Encyclopedia of Composite Materials," first published as a hardbound edition in 1989, has been updated and revised and is now available as a paperback for individual researchers requiring a fundamental reference source for this dynamic field.

Since 1989, research involving composite materials has advanced rapidly and this revised edition reflects those changes with the addition of new articles, including recent work on nanocomposites, smart composite materials systems, and metallic multilayers.

The 67 articles included in this revised edition are presented in alphabetical order and each provides an introduction to one aspect of composite materials. Every article is extensively cross-referenced and includes a full bibliography. The volume contains over 250 photographs, drawings and tables as well as exhaustive subject and author indexes.

The comprehensive breadth of coverage of the field of composite materials makes this volume an invaluable source of reference for materials scientists and mechanical engineers involved in industrial and academic research into the fabrication, properties and applications of composite materials.

Industry Reviews

F.N. Cogswell
This revised edition, available in paperback, is excellent value when one considers the quality and quantity of the various contributions. It is good for reading and makes splendid browsing; the individual contributions, some sixty-five of them, are first class essays (typically 2,000 to 5,000 words long) on a range of subjects from nanocomposites to plywood.
Composites Manufacturing
S.A. Urry
The book may be used without reference to the parent encyclopedia and the editor, Professor Kelly, has provided an admirable introduction to composite materials for those new to the field. His editorial influence has also ensured that the writing is clear and succinct throughout. The book is enhanced by a comprehensive index. As a result it is equally valuable to the engineering designer and the researcher. This revised edition includes additional material on metallic multilayers, nanocomposites, three-dimensional composites, smart composite systems, failure of composites and recycling. The team of contributors comprises specialists from industry, universities and research establishments in several countries and the book is unrivalled in the field. It is an essential text for everyone concerned with the development and application of composite materials.
The Aeronautical Journal
...of great value to faculty and graduate students as well as those involved in composite materials research.
High Tech Ceramic News/Diamond and Structural Carbon News
J.P. Neville
...this book is a handy reference for students or workers who want to know more about the properties and uses of composites.... An extensive bibliography is provided at the end of each article. The alphabetical arrangement and cross-referencing make this book very easy to read and use.
Susan B. Ardis
...a good addition to engineering, physics or other libraries that need a relatively inexpensive overview of composites for users to check out.
American Reference Books Annual

Aircraft and aerospace applications of composites
Applications of composites: an overview
Artificial bone
Asbestos fibers
Automobile tires
Automobile components: fabrication
Boron fibers
Carbon-carbon composites
Carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics
Carbon fibers
Composite armor
Continuous-filament glass fibers
Creep of composites
Dental composites
Failure of composites: stress concentrations, cracks and notches
Fatigue of composites
Fiber-reinforced cements
Fiber-reinforced ceramics
Fiber-reinforced polymer systems: extrusion
Fibers and textiles: an overview
Fibrous composites: thermomechanical properties
Friction and wear applications of composites
Glass-reinforced plastics: thermoplastic resins
Glass-reinforced plastics: thermosetting resins
Halpin-Tsai equations
Helicopter applications of composites
High-modulus high-strength organic fibers
High-performance composites with thermoplastic matrices
Hybrid fiber-resin composites
In situ composites: fabrication
In situ polymer composites
Joining of composites
Kirchhoff assumption (Kirchhoff hypothesis
Laminates: elastic properties
Long-term degradation of polymer-matrix composites
Manufacturing methods for composites: an overview
Metal-matrix composites
Molded fiber products
Multiaxial stress failure
Multilayers, metallic
Multiple fracture
Natural composites
Natural-fiber-based composites
Nondestructive evaluation of composites
Nonmechanical properties of composites
Oxide inorganic fibers
Paper and paperboard
Particulate composites
Percolation theory
Polymer-polymer composites
Recycling of polymer-matrix composites
Silicon carbide fibers
Silicon nitride fibers
Smart composite materials systems
Solid fiber composites as biomedical materials
Strength of composites
Strength of composites: statistical theories
Structure performance maps
Thermosetting resin matrices
Three-dimensional fabrics for composites
Toughness of fibrous composites
Wood-polymer composites
Wood strength
Woven-fabric composites: properties
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ISBN: 9780080423005
ISBN-10: 0080423000
Series: V. 2: Pergamon Veterinary Handbook Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 10th June 1994
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised