Toughening Mechanisms in Composite Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781782422792, 9781782422914

Toughening Mechanisms in Composite Materials

1st Edition

Editors: Qinghua Qin Jianqiao Ye
eBook ISBN: 9781782422914
Hardcover ISBN: 9781782422792
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 21st May 2015
Page Count: 416
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Table of Contents

  • List of contributors
  • Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering
  • 1: Introduction to the composite and its toughening mechanisms
    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Basic concepts
    • 1.2 Historical developments
    • 1.3 Classification and applications
    • 1.4 Effective mechanical behavior of composites
    • 1.5 Toughening mechanisms of composites
  • Part One: Toughening mechanisms for particle-reinforced composites
    • 2: Silicon nitride based ceramic composites toughened by rare-earth oxide additives
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgments
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 Preparing Si3N4-based ceramics and the role of RE oxide additives
      • 2.3 Toughening of Si3N4-based ceramics
      • 2.4 The influence of RE oxide additives on the toughening of Si3N4-based materials
      • 2.5 Future trends
      • 2.6 Sources of further information
    • 3: Toughening mechanisms in epoxy/graphene platelets composites
      • Abstract
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Graphene and its derivatives
      • 3.3 Fabrication, structure, properties, and toughening mechanisms of epoxy composites containing GnPs of ~10 nm in thickness
      • 3.4 Fracture mechanisms of epoxy/GnPs nanocomposites—fabricated by a thermal-sonication approach
      • 3.5 Toughening mechanism of epoxy composites containing long-chain modified GnPs of ~ 3 nm in thickness
      • 3.6 Fabrication, structure, property, and toughening mechanism of epoxy composites containing GnPs, which are reactively modified
      • 3.7 Conclusions and challenges
    • 4: Toughening mechanisms in nanoparticle polymer composites: experimental evidences and modeling
      • Abstract
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Discussion on the effect of the “scale”: micro mechanisms and nano mechanisms
      • 4.3 “Micro” mechanisms: crack deflection, crack pinning, and matrix deformation
      • 4.4 “Nano” mechanisms: debonding, plastic void growth, and shear banding
      • 4.5 Modeling the toughening improvements in nanoparticle-filled polymers
      • 4.6 Conclusions
  • Part Two: Toughening mechanisms for particle-reinforced composites
    • 5: Toughening mechanisms for the fiber of middle-large-aspect-ratio-reinforced composites
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgments
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Computational models for materials reinforced by parallel fibers of finite length
      • 5.3 Computational results, toughening mechanism, and homogenization
      • 5.4 Conclusions and future trends
    • 6: Damage-tolerant composite structures by Z-pinning
      • Abstract
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 Manufacture of Z-pinned polymer matrix composites and effects on mesostructure
      • 6.3 Structure–property relationships
      • 6.4 Modeling approaches for design of Z-pinned structures
      • 6.5 Concluding remarks
    • 7: Toughening mechanisms for whisker-reinforced composites
      • Abstract
      • 7.1 Introduction
      • 7.2 A green whisker-reinforced cementitious composite
      • 7.3 Material processing and toughening methods
      • 7.4 Mechanical properties and testing
      • 7.5 Effect of parameters on the mechanical properties
      • 7.6 Application and future trends
    • 8: Toughening mechanisms for glass fiber-reinforced polyamide composites
      • Abstract
      • 8.1 Introduction
      • 8.2 Manufacturing conditions
      • 8.3 Effect of environmental conditions
      • 8.4 Impact and energy absorption properties
      • 8.5 Polyamide clay/nanocomposites
      • 8.6 Applications in the automotive industry
      • 8.7 Conclusions
  • Part Three: Other toughening mechanisms for composite materials
    • 9: Toughening mechanisms in Zanchor-reinforced composites
      • Abstract
      • 9.1 Introduction
      • 9.2 Zanchor process and materials
      • 9.3 Fracture behavior under mode I loading
      • 9.4 Toughening mechanisms under mode I loading
      • 9.5 Fracture behavior under mode II loading
      • 9.6 Toughening mechanisms under mode II loading
      • 9.7 Conclusions
    • 10: Interlayer toughening mechanisms of composite materials
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgment
      • 10.1 Introduction: interlayer toughening methods
      • 10.2 Materials, process, and characterization
      • 10.3 How does the mechanism work?
      • 10.4 Changes in mechanical behavior
      • 10.5 Applications and future trends
    • 11: Toughening mechanisms of nanoparticle-reinforced polymers
      • Abstract
      • 11.1 Introduction
      • 11.2 Toughening concepts
      • 11.3 Toughening in polymers
      • 11.4 Toughening micromechanisms
      • 11.5 Changes in mechanical properties and performances
      • 11.6 Future trends
      • 11.7 Concluding remarks
    • 12: Toughening mechanisms in dental composites
      • Abstract
      • 12.1 Introduction
      • 12.2 Development of dental composites
      • 12.3 Future trends
    • 13: Mechanical behavior of extra-strong CNT fibers and their composites
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgment
      • 13.1 Introduction
      • 13.2 Mechanical performance of CNT composites
      • 13.3 Mechanical performance of covalent CNT assemblies
      • 13.4 Mechanical performance of non covalent CNT assemblies
      • 13.5 Concluding remarks
    • 14: Toughening mechanisms for fiber-reinforced polymer-reinforced concrete beams
      • Abstract
      • 14.1 Introduction
      • 14.2 Experimental study of the bond mechanism between FRP and concrete
      • 14.3 Numerical study of bond mechanism between FRP and concrete
      • 14.4 Summary and conclusion
  • Index

Description

Toughening Mechanisms in Composite Materials aims to provide a comprehensive and technically detailed coverage of composites and their toughening mechanisms. Unique in its direct and comprehensive approach, the book presents fundamental knowledge on composites’ toughening mechanisms as well as a comprehensive treatment of numerical methods. This volume summarizes the current state-of-the-art and presents the most recent research outcomes in the field. It details the development of each of the techniques, beginning with basic principles, and new concepts are illustrated with examples wherever possible.

Key Features

  • Covers particle-reinforced composites, fibre-reinforced composites and other toughening mechanisms
  • Analyses toughening mechanisms in a broad range of composite materials
  • Developments in nanotube toughened composites and toughened graphene ceramic composites are examined

Readership

Professional engineers in industry and academia, research scientists, workers and students in applied mechanics and materials engineering, physicists and materials scientists.


Details

No. of pages:
416
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781782422914
Hardcover ISBN:
9781782422792

About the Editors

Qinghua Qin Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Leader of Materials and Manufacturing Group at The Australian National University, Australia

Jianqiao Ye Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and the Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Lancaster University, UK