Microstructural Characterisation of Fibre-Reinforced Composites book cover

Microstructural Characterisation of Fibre-Reinforced Composites

Over the last 50 years, great progress has been made in developing artificial fibre-reinforced composite materials, generally using filaments with microscopic diameters. A wide range of reinforcement forms, from random arrays to fully aligned, can be used for commercial applications, with the microstructure being a critical factor in realising the required properties in a material.

This is the first up-to-date review of how to apply advanced microstructural characterisation techniques to fibre-reinforced composites. Each chapter is designed to offer both a stand-alone introduction to its topic and detailed referencing for follow-up research. With contributions from experts from around the world, the book will be an essential reference for materials scientists and research workers in industry and academia alike.

Audience
Materials scientists and research workers in industry and academia

Hardbound, 336 Pages

Published: July 1998

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-85573-240-7

Reviews

  • An essential reference for materials scientists and research workers in industry and academia., British Journal of Non-Destructive Testing

Contents

  • Flexible textile composite microscopy; 3-D confocal microscopy of glass fibre-reinforced composites; Geometric modelling of yarn and fibre assemblies; Characterisation of yarn shape in woven fabric composites; Quantitative microstructural analysis for continuous fibre composites; Electron microscopy of polymer composites; Micromechanics of reinforcement using laser Raman spectroscopy; Acoustic microscopy of ceramic fibre composites.

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