Science and Engineering of Short Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
- S-Y Fu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- B Lauke, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Germany
- Y.-W. Mai, Centre for Advanced Materials Technology, The University of Sydney, Australia
When fibres in a composite are discontinuous and are shorter than a few millimetres, the composite is called a âshort fibre reinforced composite (SFRP)â. SFRPs have found extensive applications in automobiles, business machines, durable consumer items, sporting goods and electrical industries owing to their low cost, easy processing and superior mechanical properties over the parent polymers. The book summarises recent developments in this area, focusing on the fundamental mechanisms that govern the mechanical properties including strength, modulus, fracture toughness and thermal properties of SFRP materials.
This book covers the following topics: extrusion compounding and injection moulding, major factors affecting mechanical performance, stress transfer, strength, elastic modulus flexural modulus, thermal conductivity and expansion, non-linear stress-strain behaviour and fracture mechanics of short fibre reinforced polymers.
With its distinguished team of authors, Science and engineering of short fibre reinforced polymer composites is a standard reference for anyone involved in the development, manufacture and use of SFRPs. It will also provide an in-depth understanding of the behaviour of these versatile materials.
Anyone involved in the development, manufacture, and use of SFRPs