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.
Published: July 20, 2017
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.
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.
Authors: David E. Alman, U.S. Department of Energy, Albany Research Center
METAL-MATRIX COMPOSITES (MMCs) are a diverse class of materials that consist of a metallic alloy matrix typically reinforced with a ceramic phase in the form of particles, platelets, whiskers, short fibers, and continuously aligned fibers (Ref , , and ).
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.
Authors: K.K. Chawla, University of Alabama at Birmingham; N. Chawla, Arizona State University
CERAMIC-MATRIX COMPOSITES (CMCs) have ability to withstand high temperatures and have superior damage tolerance over monolithic ceramics (Ref, ). A significant hurdle in realizing the full potential of CMCs, however, has been in the area of processing and manufacturability.
Published: July 19, 2017
Authors: Roy W. Rice
This book provides a comprehensive review, evaluation, and summary of the dependence of mechanical properties on grain and particle parameters of size, shape, and orientation for monolithic ceramics and ceramic composites. Emphasizes the critical link between fabrication and ceramic performance!