Repair of Polymer Composites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081019085

Repair of Polymer Composites

1st Edition

Methodology, Techniques and Challenges

Authors: Andrew Jefferson V. Arumugam Hom Dhakal
Paperback ISBN: 9780081022634
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st March 2018
Page Count: 350
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Context
2. Overview of Different Damage and Common Repair Methods in Composite Laminates
3. Key Stages of Adhesively Bonded Repairs
4. Design, Analysis and Durability of Composites Repairs
5. Safety and precautions


Description

Repair of Polymer Composites: Methodology, Techniques and Challenges discusses fundamental issues related to the repair of composites and their suitability in various industrial sectors, such as aerospace, automotive, marine and construction, etc. The repair of composites is complex and requires a thorough understanding of the various types of damage mechanisms in order to apply the appropriate NDT techniques. This book explores these issues in significant detail and presents systematic procedures and methods, thus serving as a useful reference for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic researchers, engineers and other professionals who are interested in this exciting field of research.

Key Features

  • Discusses fundamental issues related to the repair of composites and their suitability in various industrial sectors, including aerospace, automotive, marine and construction, etc.
  • Provides comprehensive coverage, from the fundamental aspects, to real applications
  • Serves as a useful reference for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic researchers, engineers and other professionals
  • Presents different types of repair techniques by correlating different parameters and challenges

Readership

Polymer composite scientists, engineers, researchers, including under- and post-graduate students who are interested in this exciting field of composite research. Industrial researchers and R&D managers who want to bring advanced polymeric composite material- based products into the market in aerospace, marine, automotive and construction industries


Details

No. of pages:
350
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Paperback ISBN:
9780081022634

About the Authors

Andrew Jefferson Author

Jefferson Andrew J is a research scholar (Ph.D.,) in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University and a recipient of prestigious Anna Centenary Research Fellowship (ACRF). His area of interest includes Polymer composites, Composite repair, Acoustic emission monitoring and Digital image correlation. His research has strongly concentrated upon explaining the most influencing roles played by the post cure-temperature, the reinforcement phases and the external patch hybridization on the mechanical performance of the patch repairs in damaged composite laminates.

Affiliations and Expertise

ANNA University, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology, Chrompet, India

V. Arumugam Author

Dr V. Arumugam is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, MIT campus Anna University. His areas of interest are Composite materials and structures, Nondestructive evaluation, Flight mechanics and Aeroelasticity. He has established the Composite material characterization center at Department of Aerospace Engineering at MIT Campus. He is also actively involved in a number of consultancy and sponsored projects. Dr Arumugam. V has 25 years of teaching experience and has published a number of papers in international Journals with high impact factor especially in the areas of acoustic emission monitoring of composite structures and impact damage characterization.

Affiliations and Expertise

ANNA University, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology, Chrompet, India

Hom Dhakal Author

Dr Hom Dhakal is a Professor at the University of Portsmouth, UK and has 27 years’ experience in teaching, research and publishing in the area of material processing, design, properties, and the lifecycle of materials including metals, composites, polymers, wood and biomaterials. He is one of the leading scholars in sustainable, bio and lightweight composites/nanocomposites with over 100 international peer reviewed publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Portsmouth, School of Engineering, Hampshire, UK