Encyclopedia of Materials: Composites

Encyclopedia of Materials: Composites

1st Edition - June 30, 2021

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Dermot Brabazon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128197318
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128197240

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Encyclopedia of Materials: Composites, Three Volume Set provides a point-of-entry, foundational-level resource for all scientists and practitioners interested in this exciting field. All composite materials technologies, processes and applications are covered, with contributions written and expertly curated by the world’s leading scientists. The result is a three-volume, comprehensive collection of the most important data, concepts and studies published in the field. This title is clearly structured in thematic sections, making it an invaluable tool for researchers in the fields of materials science, energy, engineering, chemistry and physics, and from both industry and academia.

Key Features

  • Provides a one-stop resource on current composite materials research, along with insights into future directions in the field
  • Meticulously organized, with articles split into sections on key topics and clearly cross-referenced to allow students, researchers and professionals to find relevant information quickly and easily
  • Written by academics and practitioners from various fields and regions, thus ensuring that the book's content is easily understood by, and applicable to, a large audience


Academic and industrial researchers working in Composite Materials; students in Materials Science, Chemistry and Engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Metal Matrix Composite Materials
    2. Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
    3. Ceramics Matrix Composites
    4. Smart Composite Materials
    5. Processing of Composite Materials and Physical Characteristics
    6. Design Methods for Composite Materials
    7. Nature Based and Inspired Composite Materials
    8. Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainability of Composite Materials
    9. Joining of Composite Materials

Product details

  • No. of pages: 2538
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: June 30, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128197318
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128197240

About the Editor in Chief

Dermot Brabazon

Dermot Brabazon received his BEng and PhD from University College Dublin. From 1995 to 2000 he worked with Materials Ireland, a materials science research centre. From 2000 he was appointed lecturer at Dublin City University, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006, Deputy Head of School in 2007, Associate Dean for Research in 2009, and Professor in 2014. In recognition of his achievements and contributions to development of engineering technologies, he was conferred with the President’s Award for Research in 2009. Since 2012, he has been Director of the Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre at DCU and is currently co-Director of I-Form, the national centre focussed on development and implementation of Additive Manufacturing technologies. He has published over 200 peer reviewed papers. His research is focused in the areas of materials and processing technologies and based on the pillars of Additive Manufacturing, Near Net Shape Forming, Laser Processing and Separation Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Dublin City University, Ireland

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