This new updated edition provides an unrivaled overview of fibrous materials, their processing, microstructure, properties, and applications. The entire range of fibrous materials is discussed in depth, from natural polymeric fibers such as silk and vegetable fibers, and synthetic polymeric fibers such as aramid and polyethylene, to metallic fibers including steel, tungsten, Nb-Ti, and Nb3Sn, ceramic fibers such as alumina and silicon carbide, and carbon and glass fibers. Fundamental concepts are explained clearly and concisely along with detail on applications in areas including medicine, aerospace, optical communications, and recycling. Significant recent advances are also covered, with new information on the electrospinning of fibers, carbon nanotubes, and photonic bandgap fibers, and detail on advances made in the production and control of microstructure in high stiffness and high strength fibers. Accessibly written and unrivaled in scope, this is an ideal resource for students and researchers in materials science, physics, chemistry, and engineering.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.75(d)|
About the Author
Krishan K. Chawla is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is editor of International Materials Reviews as well as an editorial board member of a number of other journals. He serves as a consultant to the industry, US national laboratories, and various US federal government agencies. His awards include the Distinguished Researcher Award of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, the President� Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and the Educator Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS).
Table of Contents1. Introduction; 2. Fibers and fibrous products; 3. Natural polymeric fibers; 4. Synthetic polymeric fibers; 5. Electrospun fibers; 6. Metallic fibers; 7. Ceramic fibers; 8. Glass fibers; 9. Carbon fibers; 10. Experimental determination of fiber properties; 11. Statistical treatment of fiber strength.