Materials Science » Composite Materials

Advances in Composite Materials - Analysis of Natural and Man-Made Materials

Edited by Pavla Těšinova, ISBN 978-953-307-449-8, 572 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published September 09, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/728

Composites are made up of constituent materials with high engineering potential. This potential is wide as wide is the variation of materials and structure constructions when new updates are invented every day. Technological advances in composite field are included in the equipment surrounding us daily; our lives are becoming safer, hand in hand with economical and ecological advantages. This book collects original studies concerning composite materials, their properties and testing from various points of view. Chapters are divided into groups according to their main aim. Material properties are described in innovative way either for standard components as glass, epoxy, carbon, etc. or biomaterials and natural sources materials as ramie, bone, wood, etc. Manufacturing processes are represented by moulding methods; lamination process includes monitoring during process. Innovative testing procedures are described in electrochemistry, pulse velocity, fracture toughness in macro-micro mechanical behaviour and more.