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Advances in Composite Materials

Analysis of Natural and Man-Made Materials

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.

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Advances in Composite MaterialsAnalysis of Natural and Man-Made MaterialsEdited by Pavla Tesinova

Published: September 9th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/728

ISBN: 978-953-307-449-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4440-3

Copyright year: 2011

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139086 Total Chapter Downloads

95 Crossref Citations

178 Web of Science Citations

213 Dimensions Citations


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1. Composites Containing Waste Materials

By Milena Koleva, Anka Zheglova, Venceslav Vassilev and Emilija Fidancevska


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2. Porous Particle-Polymer Composites

By Parvez Alam


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3. Polymer Composites for Bone Reconstruction

By Mervi Puska, Allan J. Aho and Pekka Vallittu


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4. New Generation of Geopolymer Composite for Fire-Resistance

By Tran Doan Hung, Petr Louda, Dora Kroisová, Oleg Bortnovsky and Nguyen Thang Xiem


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5. POLICRYPS Composite Materials: Features and Applications

By R. Caputo, L. De Sio, A. Veltri, A. V. Sukhov, N. V. Tabiryan and C. P.Umeton


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6. Composite Materials from Natural Resources: Recent Trends and Future Potentials

By Mohini Saxena, Asokan Pappu, Anusha Sharma, Ruhi Haque and Sonal Wankhede


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7. Natural Fiber Polymer Composites Technology Applied to the Recovery and Protection of Tropical Forests Allied to the Recycling of Industrial and Urban Residues

By Alessandra de Almeida Lucas, José Donato Ambrósio, Baltus Cornelius Bonse and Sílvia Helena Prado Bettini


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8. Bone: A Composite Natural Material

By Maria Fátima Vaz, Helena Canhão and João Eurico Fonseca


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9. Wood-Polymer Composites

By Yongfeng Li


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10. Engineered Membranes and Transporters for Useful Devices

By John Cuppoletti and Danuta H. Malinowska


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11. Mechanical Improvement of Ramie Woven Reinforced-Starch Based Biocomposite Using Biosizing Method

By Eko Marsyahyo, Siswi Astuti and Iftitah Ruwana


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12. Thermoplastic Matrix Composites from Towpregs

By João Silva, João Nunes, C. A. Bernardo and António Marques


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13. Wood Plastic Composites

By El-Haggar, Salah M. and Kamel, Mokhtar A.


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14. Curing Monitoring of Composite Material Using Embedded Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors

By Chia-Chin Chiang


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15. The Synergy of Electrochemistry and Concrete Material Science in Evaluating Corrosion Resistance of Wastes-Containing Reinforced Cement-Based Systems

By D. A. Koleva and K. van Breugel


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16. Intralaminar Fracture Toughness Characterization of Composite Laminates

By Maurício V. Donadon and Sérgio Frascino Muller de Almeida


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17. Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Evaluation of Cementitious Materials

By T. H. Panzera, A. L. Christoforo, F. P. Cota, P. H. R. Borges and C. R. Bowen


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18. Macro-Micro Mechanical Behavior of a Highly-Particle-Filled Composite Using Digital Image Correlation Method

By Pengwan Chen, Zhongbin Zhou and Fenglei Huang


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19. Virtual Crack Closure Technique and Finite Element Method for Predicting the Delamination Growth Initiation in Composite Structures

By Pietropaoli Elisa


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20. Experimental and Numerical Methods to Characterize Electrical Behaviour of Carbon Fiber Composites Used in Aeronautic Industry

By Alexandre Piche, Ivan Revel and Gilles Peres


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21. Adaptive Composite Materials: Bionics Principles, Abnormal Elasticity, Moving Interfaces

By Shilko Serge


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22. Mechanics of Composite Beams

By Mehdi Hajianmaleki and Mohammad S. Qatu


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23. Asymptotic Expansion Homogenisation and Multiscale Topology Optimisation of Composite Structures

By João A. Oliveira, Joaquim Pinho-da-Cruz and Filipe Teixeira-Dias


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