Brahim Attaf

Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, Paris, France

Dr. Brahim Attaf works as an independent Expert/Researcher in the field of composite materials and structures. He obtained his Engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique of Algiers, Algeria, in 1985, and then his PhD degree from the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, in 1990. He has previously worked as a Lecturer/Researcher (Maitre de Conferences) within the Departments of Aeronautics, Mechanics and Civil Engineering at the University of Blida in Algeria (1990–2000), and he was responsible for design office and quality assurance with composite firms in France (2000–2003). Since 2003 he has been independently involved in sustainability research actions leading to ecodesign of composite materials and structures through the integration of environmental and health aspects into product lifecycle. His main research and teaching interests focus on vibration and stability analyses of composite structures subjected to hygrothermomechanical loading using finite-element approach and experimental investigations. Dr. Attaf has published many scientific papers, edited five books, and successfully trained/supervised many engineers and postgraduate students (Master’s and PhD’s).

Brahim Attaf

2books edited

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Due to their good mechanical characteristics in terms of stiffness and strength coupled with mass-saving advantage and other attractive physico-chemical properties, composite materials are successfully used in medicine and nanotechnology fields. To this end, the chapters composing the book have been divided into the following sections: medicine, dental and pharmaceutical applications; nanocomposites for energy efficiency; characterization and fabrication, all of which provide an invaluable overview of this fascinating subject area. The book presents, in addition, some studies carried out in orthopedic and stomatological applications and others aiming to design and produce new devices using the latest advances in nanotechnology. This wide variety of theoretical, numerical and experimental results can help specialists involved in these disciplines to enhance competitiveness and innovation.

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