Composites have been acclaimed to be the "Materials of the Future". Advanced polymer composites, once destined for stealth military aircraft or aerospace uses, are beginning to be used in down-to-earth structures such as bridges, building and highways. The objectives of this book are to provide a quick overview of the fundamental principles underlying composite processing and to summarize the most important processes for composite manufacturing. This book is particularly valuable for students as a graduate level textbook and practitioners who struggle to optimize these processes.
Contents Chemistry, Kinetics and Rheology of Thermoplastic Resins Thermoset Resin Cure Kinetics and Rheology Phase Separation and Morphology of Toughened Thermosets Insitu Frequency Dependent Dielectric Sensing of Cure Modeling, Transport of Heat, Mass, and Momentum in Processing Void Growth and Dissolution Consolidation During Thermoplastic Composite Processing Processing-Induced Residual Stresses Product Quality in Composite Manufacturing Autoclave Processing Pultrusion Liquid Composite Molding Die-Less Forming of Thermoplastic Composites Filament Winding Processing Tools