About the book
Epoxy-based Composites are widely used in Automotive, Aerospace, Marine and Defense Applications because of their lesser weight, higher mechanical properties and better resistance to wear and corrosion. Polymer matrix composites can be prepared using the hand lay-up technique, compression molding, spray-up and pultrusion process.
This book presents various manufacturing methods used to fabricate epoxy-based composites and mechanical testing of composites such as hardness, microhardness, tensile strength, fatigue strength, creep strength. It covers the tribology aspects of epoxy-based composites under dry and wet sliding conditions, corrosive behavior and water absorption studies on polymer matrix composites. In addition, machinability studies on epoxy-based composites used to produce the end products are reported.
This book aims to become useful to the Industrialist, undergraduate and postgraduate students, research scholars and scientists to understand the manufacturing methods, mechanical testing, wear and corrosive behavior, machinability studies and applications of epoxy-based composites in various sectors.