Principles of the Manufacturing of Composite Materials, Second Edition

Suong V. Hoa, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

978-1-60595-421-9, ©2017, 445 pages, 6×9, Hardcover

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New textbook edition, available for current and upcoming semesters

  • New edition of key textbook explains automated processing of composites
  • Fundamentals for selecting the right materials and equipment
  • Presents design and testing information
  • 3-D manufacturing plus automatic shape configuration
  • Offers homework problems and instructor materials

This second edition of Professor Hoa’s Principles of the Manufacturing of Composite Materials textbook adds valuable explanations of automated processes for fabricating specialized composites to his step-by-step presentation in the first edition of traditional methods used throughout the composite industry. Emerging automated and semi-automated methods are presented in detail, including out-of-autoclave, thermostamping, and automated fiber placement (AFP).

In addition, novel composites, especially conductive composites for active applications, are more fully described, and special attention is given to design and fabrication with polymer nanocomposites. This second edition keeps and updates helpful teaching elements from the original, such as a clear introduction to the materials science of composites, reasons for what makes composite manufacturing different, step-by step overview of products during processing, practical design details, and exercises based on real-world problems.

A unique feature of this edition is an explanation of the 4D printing technique, which combines additive manufacturing and shape configuration into a unified process.

Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

 

PART 1—FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTITUENTS FOR COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING

 

Chapter 1. Introduction

  • Examples of Products Made Using Different Manufacturing Techniques
  • General Characteristics of Manufacturing of Composites
  • Functions of the Constituents of Composites
  • References
  • Appendix
  • Homework

 

Chapter 2. Matrix Materials

  • Introduction
  • Different Types of Matrix Materials and Their Performance
  • Thermoset Matrix Materials
  • Phenolic and Carbon Matrices [3]
  • Thermoplastic Resins
  • Fillers, Colorants, and Other Resin Modifiers [3]
  • Metal and Ceramic Matrices [3]
  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • References
  • Homework

 

Chapter 3. Reinforcements—Fibers

  • General
  • Individual Filaments
  • Tows
  • Fabrics and Other Reinforcement Forms
  • Deformation of a Bed of Fibers (After Gutowski [2])
  • References
  • Homework

 

PART 2—TECHNIQUES FOR COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING

 

Chapter 4. Hand Laminating (or Wet Lay-up) and the Autoclave

  • Processing of Composites
  • Hand Laminating (or Wet Lay-Up)
  • Autoclave Processing
  • References
  • Homework

 

Chapter 5. Filament Winding and Fiber Placement

  • Filament Winding
  • Fiber Placement Process
  • References
  • Homework

 

Chapter 6. Pultrusion

  • General
  • Materials
  • Combination of Other Processes with Pultrusion
  • Factors Affecting the Pultrudability of a Composite Component
  • Summary
  • References

 

Chapter 7. Liquid Composite Molding

  • Introduction
  • Materials
  • Mold Filling
  • In-mold Cure
  • References
  • Homework

 

Chapter 8. Long Fiber Thermoplastic Matrix Composites

  • Introduction
  • Materials
  • Preliminary Material Combinations
  • Fabrication of Final Product
  • References

 

Chapter 9. Automated Composites Manufacturing

  • General
  • Automated Fiber Placement
  • 4D Printing (or Moldless Composites Manufacturing)
  • Conclusion
  • References

 

Index

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