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

Table of Contents

Introduction to composites and materials. Part 1 Manufacturing of polymer matrix composites (PMC): Short fiber and nanoparticle based processing: Injection molding in polymer matrix composites; Processing of polymer nanocomposites; Compression molding in polymer matrix composites. Part 2 Manufacturing of polymer matrix composites (PMC): Thermoplastic based processing: Sheet forming in polymer matrix composites; Fabric thermostamping in polymer matrix composites; Filament winding process in thermoplastics; Continuous fiber reinforced profiles in polymer matrix composites. Part 3 Manufacturing of polymer matrix composites (PMC): Thermoset based processing: Resin transfer molding (RTM) in polymer matrix composites; Vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) in polymer matrix composites; Compression resin transfer molding (CRTM) in polymer matrix composites; The pultrusion process in polymer matrix composites; Autoclave processing for composites; Out-of-autoclave curing process in polymer matrix composites.

Details

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

About the editors

Suresh Advani

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

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

Affiliations and Expertise

University of South Alabama, USA