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    Introduction to Composites

    Published: 2001
    Authors: Daniel B. Miracle and Steven L. Donaldson, Air Force Research Laboratory

    A COMPOSITE MATERIAL is a macroscopic combination of two or more distinct materials, having a recognizable interface between them. Composites are used not only for their structural properties, but also for electrical, thermal, tribological, and environmental applications.

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    Processing of Composites

    Authors: R. Davé, A. Loos

    Composite materials have been acclaimed as the "Materials of the Future." What makes the fabrication of these materials so complex is that it involves simultaneous heat, mass, and momentum transfer, along with chemical reactions in a multiphase system with time-dependent material properties and boundary conditions.

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    Design with Composites

    Published: 1997
    Authors: R.J. Diefendorf, Clemson University

    THE QUEST for improved performance has caused designers to search for materials with lower density, higher modulus, and higher theoretical strength than the common engineering metals. There are a number of elements and compounds, all centered around carbon in the periodic table, that have lower density and high modulus and strength.

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    Metal-Matrix Composites

    Published: December 01, 1998
    Authors: J.R. Davis, Editor

    Metal-matrix composites (MMCs) are a class of materials with potential for a wide variety of structural and thermal management applications.

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    Ultalite Aluminum Composites

    Published: September 01, 2005
    Authors: Graham Withers

    Composites with excellent mechanical and physical properties can be produced at low cost by reinforcing the metal matrix with spherical ceramic particles derived from fly ash.

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    Processing of Metal-Matrix Composites

    Published: 2001

    METAL-MATRIX COMPOSITES (MMCs) are a class of materials with a wide variety of structural, wear, and thermal management applications.

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    Recycling of aluminum matrix composites

    Published: March 01, 1999

    Separation of matrix metals in composites was tried on alumina short fiber-reinforced aluminum and 6061 alloy composites and SiC whisker-reinforced 6061 alloy composite for recycling. It is possible to separate molten matrix metals from fibers in the composites using fluxes that are used for melt treatment to remove inclusions.

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    Recycling of aluminum matric composites

    Published: March 01, 1999

    Separation of matrix metals in composites was tried on alumina short fiber-reinforced aluminum and 6061 alloy composites and SiC whisker-reinforced 6061 alloy composite for recycling. It is possible to separate molten matrix metals from fibers in the composites using fluxes that are used for melt treatment to remove inclusions.

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    Handbook of Polymer Composites for Engineers

    Published: 1994

    This book dispels much of the mystery of composites and introduces the engineer to fibres and polymer matrices which are the components of the polymer composites for structural engineering. The authors also provide a simple guide, in tabular form, to the principal fabrication techniques and simple design formulae and methods for structural composites systems and connections.

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    Thermoplastic Composites Manufacturing

    Published: 2001
    Authors: B. Tomas Åström, IFP SICOMP AB, Sweden

    THE GREATER PART of the "Manufacturing Processes" Section in this Volume is devoted to widely accepted and commercially important manufacturing techniques for polymer composites, and it so happens that with one notable exception (compression molding), these techniques almost entirely rely on the matrix being a thermoset polymer.

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