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Composite Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128025079, 9780128026458

Composite Materials

1st Edition

Concurrent Engineering Approach

Author: S.M. Sapuan
Paperback ISBN: 9780128025079
eBook ISBN: 9780128026458
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 21st March 2017
Page Count: 338
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Composite Materials: Concurrent Engineering Approach covers different aspects of concurrent engineering approaches in the development of composite products. It is an equally valuable reference for teachers, students, and industry sectors, including information and knowledge on concurrent engineering for composites that are gathered together in one comprehensive resource.

Key Features

  • Contains information that is specially designed for concurrent engineering studies
  • Includes new topics on conceptual design in the context of concurrent engineering for composites
  • Presents new topics on composite materials selection in the context of concurrent engineering for composites
  • Written by an expert in both areas (concurrent engineering and composites)
  • Provides information on ‘green’ composites


University and college professors and lecturers in the area of design of composites; University and college students particularly at senior undergraduate, master, PhD or even postdoctoral levels doing research on the design and manufacture of composites; Researchers and materials engineers in industry as reference for the work on design and manufacture of composite materials

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Abstract
  • Background
  • Design for the Environment/Design for Sustainability
  • Why Composites?
  • Concurrent Engineering in Composite Materials Development
  • Conceptual Design for Composites Under CE Environment
  • Materials Selection of Composites Under CE Environment
  • Design for Sustainability of Composites Under CE Environment
  • About This Book

Chapter 2: Concurrent Engineering, Product Design, and Development

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The Importance of Product Development
  • Definitions of Product Design and Development
  • Different Design Process Models Developed by Design Experts
  • Description of Each Stage of Total Design Model
  • The Scope of Design for CE of Composites
  • Conclusions

Chapter 3: Composite Materials

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • History of Composites
  • Polymer Matrix Composites
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Polymer Composites
  • Applications of Polymer Composites
  • Manufacturing Methods of Polymer Composite Materials
  • Metal Matrix Composites
  • Ceramic Matrix Composites
  • Nanocomposites
  • Conclusions

Chapter 4: Concurrent Engineering in Design and Development of Composite Products

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Previous Work on CE in Composite Product Development
  • Some Commercially Relevant Examples of Recent Development, Trend, and Advances in the Area of CE for Composites
  • CE Seems to be an Obvious Route to any Sort of New Composite Product Development: How it is Differentiated?
  • CE Have Changed the Ways Industries Work: Industrial Experience of CE for Composites at Steelcase
  • Previous Works by The Author and his Coworkers in CE for Composites
  • Summary

Chapter 5: Conceptual Design in Concurrent Engineering for Composites

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • What Is Conceptual Design?
  • Conceptual Design in CE Environment
  • Design and Development of Composite Products Emphasizing on Conceptual Design
  • Conceptual Design Methods for Composites
  • Conclusions

Chapter 6: Materials Selection for Composites: Concurrent Engineering Perspective

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Composite Materials Selection
  • Concurrent Engineering and Materials Selection
  • Attributes of a Good Materials Selection System
  • Materials Selection of Composite Materials Using Materials Data Book
  • Procedure-Based Versus Computer-Based Composite Materials Selection
  • Pugh Concept Selection Method
  • Materials Selection Using Digital Logic Method
  • Materials Selection Using Quality Function Deployment (eQFD)
  • Materials Selection of Composite Materials Using Materials Databases
  • Materials Selection of Composite Materials Using Ashby’s Chart
  • Materials Selection of Composite Materials Using Knowledge-Based System
  • Java-Based Materials Selection
  • Materials Selection of Composite Materials Using Multicriteria Decision Making
  • Analytical Hierarchy Process
  • TOPSIS Method
  • Materials Selection of Composite Materials Using Neural Network
  • Materials Selection of Biocomposites
  • Conclusions

Chapter 7: Design for Sustainability in Composite Product Development

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Design for the Environment or Ecodesign
  • Evolution of Design-for-Environment to Design-for-Sustainability (D4S)
  • Design for Sustainability (D4S)
  • Design for Sustainability of Natural Fiber Composite Materials
  • Summary

Appendix A: Product Design Specification (PDS) of Composite Pedal Box System

Appendix B: Product Design Specification Document for Automotive Parking Brake Lever (Mansor, 2014)


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About the Author

S.M. Sapuan

S.M. Sapuan is Professor of Composite Materials at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. He earned his B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Newcastle, Australia in 1990, MSc from Loughborough University, UK in 1994, and Ph.D from De Montfort University, UK in 1998. His research interests include natural fiber composites, materials selection, and concurrent engineering. To date Prof. Sapuan has authored or co-authored more than 1300 publications international journals (629 papers), books (17), edited books (13), chapters in books (91) and conference proceedings/seminars (597 papers).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Composite Materials, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia

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