Manufacturing Techniques for Polymer Matrix Composites (PMCs)

1st Edition

Editors: Suresh Advani Kuang-Ting Hsiao
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857090676
eBook ISBN: 9780857096258
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 18th July 2012
Page Count: 512
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Part I: Manufacturing of polymer matrix composites (PMCs): short fiber and nanomaterial based processing

Chapter 1: Introduction to composites and manufacturing processes

Abstract:

1.1 Processing of polymer matrix composites

1.2 Focus and scope of this book

Chapter 2: Injection molding in polymer matrix composites

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction to injection molding

2.2 Molding compounds

2.3 Characterization and prediction of fiber orientation

2.4 Molding defects

2.5 Conclusions and future trends

2.6 Acknowledgment

Chapter 3: Compression molding in polymer matrix composites

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Molding materials

3.3 Process defects and remedies

3.4 Recent developments in press design and process optimization

3.5 Modeling and simulation

3.6 Future trends

3.7 Conclusions

Chapter 4: Processing of polymer nanocomposites

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Process description

4.3 Methods to improve process

Part II: Manufacturing of polymer matrix composites (PMCs): thermoplastic based processing

Chapter 5: Sheet forming in polymer matrix composites

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction: key objectives

5.2 Process description

5.3 Matrix flow and fibre deformation

5.4 Changes to the process to improve product quality

5.5 Future trends

5.6 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 6: Fabric thermostamping in polymer matrix composites

Abstract:

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Process description

6.3 Material characterization

6.4 Modeling

6.5 Methods of improving the process to improve product quality

6.6 Future trends

6.7 Sources of further information and advice

6.8 Acknowledgments

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Description

Polymer matrix composites are used extensively across a wide range of industries, making the design and development of effective manufacturing processes of great importance. Manufacturing techniques for polymer matrix composites (PMCs) provides an authoritative review of the different technologies employed in the manufacture of this class of composite.

Following an introduction to composites and manufacturing processes, part one reviews the manufacturing of short fiber and nanoparticle based polymer matrix composites, with injection and compression molding examined in depth. Thermoplastic processing is the focus of part two. Sheet forming, fabric thermostamping, filament winding and continuous fiber reinforced profiles are investigated. Part three reviews thermoset processing. A survey of resin transfer molding follows, including vacuum-assisted and compression resin transfer molding. The pultrusion process is then considered, before the book concludes with an investigation into autoclave and out-of-autoclave curing processes in polymer matrix composites.

With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Manufacturing techniques for polymer matrix composites (PMCs) is an essential guide for engineers and scientists working in the field of polymer matrix composites.

Key Features

  • Provides an authoritative review of the different technologies employed in the manufacture of polymer matrix composites
  • Reviews the manufacturing of short fiber and nanoparticle-based polymer matrix composites, with injection and compression molding examined in depth
  • Examines thermoplastic processing, sheet forming, fabric thermostamping, filament winding and continuous fiber reinforced profiles

Readership

Professional engineers, materials researchers and scientists; Science and engineering graduate students and educators who are working in the field of polymer matrix composites; Manufacturers of polymer matrix composite manufacturing machinery


Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857096258
Hardcover ISBN:
9780857090676

About the Editors

Suresh Advani Editor

Suresh Advani is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Director of the Center for Composite Materials at the University of Delaware, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Delaware

Kuang-Ting Hsiao Editor

Kuang-Ting Hsiao is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Alabama, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of South Alabama, USA