This very practical book is intended to show how composites are increasingly being used in real-world applications in areas where the primary material choice in the past would have been exclusively metals-based. A series of in-depth case studies examiines the design processes involved in putting together aircraft fuselages, Formua 1 cars, Transit van roofs, infrastructure systems for water treatment and storage and many other novel applications for FRCs. It shows how an awareness of engineering properties needs to be built into the design process at an early stage.
It is essential for professionals in, and newcomers to, the FRP industry; executives in engineering and manufacturing who are considering using FRPs in place of more traditional materials; students in materials science and engineering.
Executives in engineering and manufacturing who are considering using fiber-reinforced polymers in place of more traditional materials; students in materials science and engineering
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- © Woodhead Publishing 2000
- 19th June 2000
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An excellent and timely work which should be of help to everyone in the world of practical composites., Materials World
Mike Owen was Professor of Reinforced Plastics at the University of Nottingham, UK until his recent retirement. He has collaborated with leading companies on the interrelation of material properties processing and prototype product delopment in reinforced plastics.
Vic Middleton is Professor of Engineering Design at the University of Nottingham. He specialises in the applications of composites and the associated design processes.
Arthur Jones is Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Management at the University of Nottingham.
University of Nottingham, UK