This important handbook looks at how high-performance fibers are designed and manufactured and covers their capabilities and applications. The high-modulus, high-tenacity (HM-HT) fibers fall naturally into three groups - polymer fibers, such as aramids and polyethylene fibres; carbon fibers, such as Kevlar; and inorganic fibers based on glass and ceramic fibres. The book shows how high performance fibers are being increasingly used for a wide range of applications including geotextiles and geomembranesÿ and for construction and civil engineering projects, as well as in specialist fibers within composite materials.
Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: January 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.66