Pavla Tesinova

Ing. Pavla Těšinová Ph.D. studied textile material engineering at the Faculty of Textile Engineering, Technical University of Liberec with specialisation in textile reinforced composites and engineering pedagogy at the same University. She followed with Dissertation on the multi-scale modelling of mechanical properties of woven composites in Liberec where she cooperated on various research projects on textile structure not only for composite usage. The dissertation was defended in November 2008. Since that, she is a postdoc and a lecturer at the Department of Textile Evaluation, Faculty of Textile Engineering at Technical University of Liberec. She is a co-ordinator of the short EU mobility programme for students. Her main research interests include the mechanical properties of textiles (fibres, yarns, fabrics and composites), testing and modelling of mechanical properties of various structures of textile materials, knowledge of textile goods (technical textiles and smart textiles), maintenance of textiles and lifetime of textiles.

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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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