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A state-of-the-art look at advanced composites processing and manufacturing-from leading academic and industry experts

Advanced Composites Manufacturing combines cutting-edge coverage of the scientific fundamentals of composites processing with an in-depth treatment of the major manufacturing processes for advanced composite materials. Complete with important information on such key issues as new processing areas, manufacturing process control, deformation forming, and cost-control strategies, this unique reference is essential reading for materials scientists, researchers, and engineers across a range of industry sectors. Topics covered include:
* The Processing Science of Reactive Polymer Composites.
* The Processing Science of Thermoplastic Composites.
* The Elastic Deformation of Fiber Bundles.
* Processing of Textile Preforms.
* The Autoclave Processing of Composites.
* Pultrusion of Composites.
* Forming of Advanced Composites.
* Filament Winding Process Model for Thermosetting Matrix Composites.
* Liquid Composite Molding.
* Process Control of Thermosetting Composites.
* Joining of Composites.
* Cost, Automation, and Design .

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Editorial Reviews

Synthesizes the recent developments in processing methods for advanced composites, considering both the underlying principles and the practical processes and problems encountered. The topics include reactive polymer and thermoplastic composites, the elastic deformation of fiber bundles, textile preforms, autoclave processing, forming, pultrusion, the filament-winding process model for thermosetting matrix composites, liquid composite molding, process control, joining, and economic considerations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471153016
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author

TIMOTHY G. GUTOWSKI, PhD, is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Table of Contents

A Brief Introduction to Composite Materials and Manufacturing Processes (T. Gutowski).

The Processing Science of Reactive Polymer Composites (J. Kardos).

The Processing Science of Thermoplastic Composites (J. Muzzy & J. Colton).

The Elastic Deformation of Fiber Bundles (T. Gutowski & G. Dillon).

Processing of Textile Preforms (F. Ko & G. Du).

The Autoclave Processing of Composites (G. Dillon, et al.).

Pultrusion of Composites (J. Fanucci, et al.).

Forming of Advanced Composites (C. Tucker).

Filament Winding Process Model for Thermosetting Matrix Composites (G. Springer).

Liquid Composite Molding (L. Lee).

Process Control of Thermosetting Composites: Context and Review (D. Hardt).

Joining of Composites (A. Benatar, et al.).

Cost, Automation, and Design (T. Gutowski).


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