Fiber-Reinforced Polymers: Processes and Applications


Catalin Iulian Pruncu (Editor) – Honorary Research Fellow, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK; Member of the European Mechanics Society Charter and Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and Member of the Institute of Physics (UK)
Selim Gürgen, PhD (Editor) – Associate Professor, Head of Mechatronics Program, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Turkey
Md Enamul Hoque , PhD(Editor) – Professor, Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: SCI013040

Fiber-reinforced polymers play an important role in the progress of materials science. Fiber-Reinforced Polymer: Processes and Applications presents the science of fiber-reinforced polymer composites from the manufacturing stage to applications. Apart from the fabrication of the composites, machinability properties are also discussed. This book considers both natural and synthetic fibers in polymer composites, as well as discusses their utility for different sectors such as automotive, aviation and biomedical engineering. In addition to the overview of fiber-reinforced polymers, engineering properties of these materials are discussed. This book also discusses the impact of environmental aspects such as moisture uptake on the properties of fiber-reinforced polymer composites. Since nano-engineering is a hot topic in the field of composites, the benefits of nano-fibers are discussed, as well as their fabrication methods, properties and applications. Moreover, fiber selections in polymer matrices are discussed by considering the interactions between fibers and matrices, as well as taking application fields into account.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Fiber-Reinforced Polymers
Chapter 2. Natural and Synthetic Fibers In Polymer-Based Composites
Chapter 3. Nano-Engineered Fibers in Polymer Matrices
Chapter 4. Recent Developments of Fiber – Reinforced Polymer Composites in Automotive
Chapter 5. Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites in Aviation
Chapter 6. Fibre Selections in Polymer Matrices for Protective Structures
Chapter 7. Manufacturing Methods of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers
Chapter 8. Machinability of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers
Chapter 9. Mechanical Properties of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers
Chapter 10. Aging Effect on Fibre-Reinforced Polymers
Chapter 11. Fiber Reinforced Nano Composites: Mechanical and Biological Aspects for Biomedical Applications
Chapter 12. Mechanical Behaviour of Fiber Reinforced Polymeric Composites at Different Loading and Environmental Conditions
Chapter 13. Future Trends of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites

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