Resins:- Polyester, Vinyl ester
Glass, Carbon, Aramid
Non Crimp Fabrics
Mechanical:- Strength, Stiffness, Fatigue, Creep, Impact
Physical:- Fire, Thermal Expansion
Environmental: - Temperature effects, corrosion resistance and moisture effects
Process Characterisation Charts
Materials Related To Process
4 Construction Analysis
Weight / Volume Fraction Conversion
Surface Area Based
Cross Sectional Area Based
Compressibility of Reinforcement
5 Property Prediction:-
Elastic, Strength, Physical
The Design Process
Unit Modulus / Unit Strength
The Comparative Performance of Materials
Optimum Fibre Content
Moulders and Fabricators
Metric / Imperial Conversions
The previous editions of ‘Composites - Design Manual’ have enjoyed wide use in the composites industry throughout the World. The fourth Edition is greatly enhanced and continues to include examples in both metric and imperial units.
The essential aspect of the book is practical information for the Engineer, Designer and Specifier to facilitate the design and procurement of GRP, CFRP and ARP composites. It provides product information on specific materials used in Glass fibre, Carbon and Aramid composites. Design, analysis, properties and property prediction are covered in appropriate detail not found elsewhere, with numerous examples. The chapter on economics of composites covers comparative performance of materials, the economics of the various processes and optimum fibre content.
The book doesn’t attempt to be academic, many of the equations could be derived when needed by the engineer but that would be time consuming and open to error. Hence the book collects together all those items of information, data and equations that are needed on a day-to-day basis.
The specifier of composites is also catered for as the book allows an increased understanding of what is possible and sensible, thus avoiding the specification of a property or shape that may be uneconomic.
It has over 160 tables and figures and numerous examples to make life easier for those involved with the practicalities of composites.
Laminate analysis is specifically excluded as it would require a book to itself and is well covered in several very good texts. Nevertheless the user of laminate analysis will find this book a powerful aid to the design process.