Multi-Functionality of Polymer Composites
Challenges and New Solutions
- Klaus Friedrich, Research Consultant, Institute for Composite Materials, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
- Ulf Breuer, Professor of Composite Technology, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, and Managing Director of the Institute of Composite Materials
Multi-Functionality of Polymer Composites: Challenges and New Solutions brings together contributions from experts in the field of multifunctionality, presenting state-of-the-art discussion of this exciting and rapidly developing field, thus key enabling technologies for future applications.
The text will enable engineers and materials scientists to achieve multifunctionality in their own products using different types of polymer matrices and various nano- and micro-sized fillers and reinforcements, including, but not limited to, carbon nanotubes and graphene. In addition, technologies for the integration of active materials such as shape memory alloys are discussed.
The latest developments in a wide range of applications, including automotive/aerospace, electronics, construction, medical engineering, and future trends are discussed, making this book an essential reference for any researcher or engineer hoping to stay ahead of the curve in this high-potential area.
Scientists and Engineers in a wide variety of industrial sectors - aero/astronautics, automotive, mechanical engineering, sports and recreation, construction, energy, electrical and chemical industry, shipbuilding, security, medical engineering. Composite Materials/Materials Design courses in academia, for postgraduate students.