Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Composites

1st Edition

Editors: Flake Campbell Jr
Hardcover ISBN: 9781856174152
eBook ISBN: 9780080510989
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st December 2003
Page Count: 532
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Description

• One of very few books available to cover this subject area.


• A practical book with a wealth of detail.

This book covers the major manufacturing processes for polymer matrix composites with an emphasis on continuous fibre-reinforced composites. It covers the major fabrication processes in detail.

Very few books cover the details of fabrication and assembly processes for composites. This book is intended for the engineer who wants to learn more about composite processing: any one with some experience in composites should be able to read it. The author, who has 34 years experience in the aerospace industry, has intentionally left out mathematical models for processes so the book will be readable by the general engineer.

It differs from other books on composites manufacturing in focussing almost solely on manufacturing processes, while not attempting to cover materials, test methods, mechanical properties and other areas of composites.

Readership

Materials engineers; manufacturing engineers; design engineers; structural engineers; mechanical and chemical engineers; production supervisors and consultants.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Composite Materials and Processes


Laminates


Fibers


Matrices


Product Forms


Overview of Fabrication Processes


Advantages and Disadvantages of Composites


Applications


Summary


Acknowledgement


References

Chapter 2 - Fibers and Reinforcements


Fiber Terminology


Glass Fibers


Aramid Fibers


Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Fibers


Carbon and Graphite Fibers


Woven Fabrics


Reinforced Mats


Chopped Fibers


Prepreg Manufacturing


Summary


References

Chapter 3 - Thermoset Resins


Thermosets


Polyester Resins


Epoxy Resins


Bismaleimide Resins


Cyanate Ester Resins


Polyimide Resins


Phenolic Resins


Toughening Approaches


Physiochemical Characterization and Quality Control


Chemical Testing


Rheological Testing


Thermal Analysis


Glass Transition Temperature


Summary


References

Chapter 4 - Cure Tooling


General Considerations


Thermal Management


Tool Fabrication


Summary


References

Chapter 5 - Ply Collation


Prepreg Control


Tool Preparation


Manual LayUp


Ply Collation


Flat Ply Collation and Vacuum Forming


Automated Tape Laying


Filament Winding


Fibe

Details

No. of pages:
532
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080510989
Hardcover ISBN:
9781856174152

About the Editor

Flake Campbell Jr

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Technical Fellow at the Boeing Phantom Works in Missouri, USA.

Reviews

• One of very few books available to cover this subject area.
• A practical book with a wealth of detail.

This book covers the major manufacturing processes for polymer matrix composites with an emphasis on continuous fibre-reinforced composites. It covers the major fabrication processes in detail.

Very few books cover the details of fabrication and assembly processes for composites. This book is intended for the engineer who wants to learn more about composite processing: any one with some experience in composites should be able to read it. The author, who has 34 years experience in the aerospace industry, has intentionally left out mathematical models for processes so the book will be readable by the general engineer.

It differs from other books on composites manufacturing in focussing almost solely on manufacturing processes, while not attempting to cover materials, test methods, mechanical properties and other areas of composites.