Soft Computing in the Design and Manufacturing of Composite Materials

Soft Computing in the Design and Manufacturing of Composite Materials

Applications to Brake Friction and Thermoset Matrix Composites

1st Edition - January 23, 2015

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  • Authors: Dragan Aleksendric, Pierpaolo Carlone
  • eBook ISBN: 9781782421801
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781782421795

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Due to problems associated with the design and manufacturing of composite materials, there is a need to introduce computational and intelligent systems engineering methodology in materials engineering. Soft Computing in the Design and Manufacturing of Composite Material offers an intelligent approach to advance material engineering, and significantly improves the process of designing and manufacturing a new material. This title includes chapters covering topics such as soft computing techniques, composite materials engineering, design and manufacturing of composite materials, numerical modeling, prediction, and optimization of the composite materials performance, development of the hybrid models, and control of the composite material performance.

Key Features

  • Introduction of soft computing in the composite materials engineering
  • Includes accurate and detailed analysis of the current state of the art in the field
  • Development of the intelligent models for design and manufacturing of composite material
  • Details composite material performance prediction
  • Optimization of the manufacturing process of composite materials

Readership

All those academics researching and engineering specialists involved in composite materials engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1: Introduction to composite materials

    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Basics of composite materials
    • 1.2 Conclusions

    2: Soft computing and composite materials engineering

    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Soft computing and systems engineering
    • 2.3 Conclusions

    3: Composite materials manufacturing

    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Manufacturing of thermoset matrix composites
    • 3.2 Manufacturing of brake friction materials
    • 3.3 Conclusions

    4: Soft computing techniques

    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Artificial neural networks
    • 4.2 Artificial neural networks and other computational methods (FEM, FVM, FDM)
    • 4.3 Genetic algorithms
    • 4.4 Conclusions

    5: Composite materials – modelling, prediction and optimization

    • Abstract
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Numerical modelling and optimization of thermoset composite manufacturing processes
    • 5.3 Soft computing and brake friction materials
    • 5.4 Conclusions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2015
  • Published: January 23, 2015
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781782421801
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781782421795

About the Authors

Dragan Aleksendric

Dragan Aleksendrić is an Associate professor at Automotive Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Automotive Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Pierpaolo Carlone

Pierpaolo Carlone is an Assistant professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy

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