Repair of Polymer Composites

Repair of Polymer Composites

Methodology, Techniques, and Challenges

1st Edition - February 24, 2018

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  • Authors: Andrew J. Jefferson, V. Arumugam, Hom Dhakal
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081019092
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081022634

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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 to market in the aerospace, marine, automotive and construction industries

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 474
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: February 24, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081019092
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081022634

About the Authors

Andrew J. Jefferson

Dr. Andrew J. Jefferson is a postdoc in the Department of Applied Mechanics at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. His areas of interest include polymer composites, composite repair, acoustic emission monitoring, and digital image correlation. .

Affiliations and Expertise

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

V. Arumugam

Dr. V. Arumugam is currently working as an associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, MIT campus at Anna University, India, where he has established the composite material characterization laboratory at MIT campus at Anna University. He is a visiting researcher to the University of Southampton under Royal Academy of Engineering, India/China, award and is actively involved in many consultancy and sponsored projects. His areas of interest are composite materials and structures, nondestructive evaluation, flight mechanics, and aeroelasticity.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Hom Dhakal

Professor Hom Nath Dhakal is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Portsmouth. He leads the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Research Group. He is also a Docent (Visiting) Professor of Biobased Composite Materials at the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business at the University of Borås, Sweden. He was also a Visiting Professor with the University of Toronto, Canada in 2017, where he worked in the Faculty of Forestry, undertaking research work in the field of composites and biocomposites. His expertise include the design and development of sustainable lightweight composite materials, and their testing and characterisation. His research has benefited many industries through the development of a range of new sustainable materials, formulations and manufacturing processes. Professor Dhakal has published in over 150 international peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He has been a guest editor for a number of journals and I'm a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Composites Science, Journal of Research on Engineering Structures & Materials, and the Material Chemistry section of the Journal of Molecules. He also serves as a member of scientific committees and as an evaluator for various research projects. Professor Dhakal is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a member of the American Society for Composites (ASC), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3) (FIMMM). He has over 30 years of teaching and research experience in the field of mechanical engineering, materials and manufacturing.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

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