Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites Book

Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites


  • Author : Klaus Friedrich
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2013-05-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 832
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444594648

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Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites Book Description :

Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites provides a comprehensive description of polymeric nanocomposites, both as bulk materials and as thin surface coatings, and provides rare, focused coverage of their tribological behavior and potential use in tribological applications. Providing engineers and designers with the preparation techniques, friction and wear mechanisms, property information and evaluation methodology needed to select the right polymeric nanocomposites for the job, this unique book also includes valuable real-world examples of polymeric nanocomposites in action in tribological applications. Provides a complete reference to polmer nanocomposite material use in tribology from preparation through to selection and use. Explains the theory through examples of real-world applications, keeping this high-level topic practical and accessible. Includes contributions from more than 20 international tribology experts to offer broad yet detailed coverage of this fast-moving field.

Tribology of Polymer Composites Book

Tribology of Polymer Composites


  • Author : Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128231739

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Tribology of Polymer Composites Book Description :

Tribology of Polymer Composites: Characterization, Properties, and Applications provides an exhaustive overview of the latest research, trends, applications and future directions of the tribology of polymer composites. Covering novel methods for the synthesis of polymer composites and their properties, the book starts by reviewing the fabrication techniques, wear and frictional properties of polymer composite materials. From there, it features chapters looking at the tribological behavior and properties of specific polymer composite materials such as synthetic fiber-reinforced, cellulose fiber-reinforced, wood fiber, synthetic fiber, mineral fiber-reinforced, and thermosetting composites. Final chapters cover the tribology of polymer nanocomposites and particulate polymer composites and their metal coatings. Applied examples spanning a wide range of industries are emphasized in each chapter. Demonstrates the potential of polymer composites and their applications Covers novel methods for the synthesis of polymer composites and their properties Reviews the fabrication techniques, wear and frictional properties of polymer composite materials

Tribology of Nanocomposites Book

Tribology of Nanocomposites


  • Author : Paulo Davim J
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-10-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642338823

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Tribology of Nanocomposites Book Description :

This book provides recent information on nanocomposites tribology. Chapter 1 provides information on tribology of bulk polymer nanocomposites and nanocomposite coatings. Chapter 2 is dedicated to nano and micro PTFE for surface lubrication of carbon fabric reinforced polyethersulphone composites. Chapter 3 describes Tribology of MoS2 -based nanocomposites. Chapter 4 contains information on friction and wear of Al2O2 -based composites with dispersed and agglomerated nanoparticles. Finally, chapter 5 is dedicated to wear of multi-scale phase reinforced composites. It is a useful reference for academics, materials and physics researchers, materials, mechanical and manufacturing engineers, both as final undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is a useful reference for academics, materials and physics researchers, materials, mechanical and manufacturing engineers, both as final undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Optimization of Polymer Nanocomposite Properties Book

Optimization of Polymer Nanocomposite Properties


  • Author : Vikas Mittal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-12-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 3527629289

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Optimization of Polymer Nanocomposite Properties Book Description :

A one-stop resource for researchers and developers alike, this book covers a plethora of nanocomposite properties and their enhancement mechanisms. With contributors from industry as well as academia, each chapter elucidates in detail the mechanisms to achieve a certain functionality of the polymer nanocomposite, such as improved biodegradability, increased chemical resistance and tribological performance. Special emphasis is laid on the interdependence of the factors that affect the nanocomposite properties such that readers obtain the information necessary to synthesize the polymer materials according to the requirements of their respective applications.

Advances in Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Advances in Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Fengge Gao
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-10-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857096241

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Advances in Polymer Nanocomposites Book Description :

The addition of nanoparticles to polymer composites has led to a new generation of composite materials with enhanced and novel properties. Advances in polymer nanocomposites reviews the main types of polymer nanocomposites and their applications. Part one reviews types of polymer nanocomposites according to fillers. Processing of carbon nanotube-based nanocomposites, layered double hydroxides (LDHs) and cellulose nanoparticles as functional fillers and reinforcement are discussed, alongside calcium carbonate and metal-polymer nanocomposites. Part two focuses on types of polymer nanocomposites according to matrix polymer, with polyolefin-based, (PVC)-based, nylon-based, (PET)-based and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)-based polymer nanocomposites discussed. Soft, gel and biodegradable polymer nanocomposites are also considered. Part three goes on to investigate key applications, including fuel cells, aerospace applications, optical applications, coatings and flame-retardant polymer nanocomposites. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Advances in polymer nanocomposites is an essential guide for professionals and academics involved in all aspects of the design, development and application of polymer nanocomposites. Reviews the main types of polymer nanocomposites and their applications Discusses processing of carbon nanotube-based nanocomposites, layered double hydroxides (LDHs) and cellulose nanoparticles as functional fillers and reinforcement Discusses polyolefin-based, (PVC)-based, nylon-based, (PET)-based and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)-based polymer nanocomposites

Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Aravind Dasari
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447168096

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Polymer Nanocomposites Book Description :

This highlights ongoing research efforts on different aspects of polymer nanocomposites and explores their potentials to exhibit multi-functional properties. In this context, it addresses both fundamental and advanced concepts, while delineating the parameters and mechanisms responsible for these potentials. Aspects considered include embrittlement/toughness; wear/scratch behaviour; thermal stability and flame retardancy; barrier, electrical and thermal conductivity; and optical and magnetic properties. Further, the book was written as a coherent unit rather than a collection of chapters on different topics. As such, the results, analyses and discussions presented herein provide a guide for the development of a new class of multi-functional nanocomposites. Offering an invaluable resource for materials researchers and postgraduate students in the polymer composites field, they will also greatly benefit materials

Polymer Tribology Book

Polymer Tribology


  • Author : Sujeet K Sinha
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2009-03-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 724
  • ISBN 10 : 9781908978868

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Polymer Tribology Book Description :

This book deals with the new and now-expanding field of friction, wear, and other surface-related mechanical phenomena for polymers. Polymers have been used in various forms such as bulk, films, and composites in applications where their friction, wear resistance, and other surface-related properties have been effectively utilized. There are also many examples in which polymers have performed extremely well, such as in tyres, shoes, brakes, gears, bearings, small moving parts in electronics and MEMS, cosmetics/hair products, and artificial human joints. Around the world, much research is currently being undertaken to develop new polymers, in different forms, for further enhancing tribological performance and for finding novel applications. Keeping in view the importance of tribology of polymers for research and technology as well as the vast literature that is now available in research papers and review articles, this timely book brings together a wealth of research data for an understanding of the basic principles of the subject. Contents: Bulk Polymers:Adhesion and Friction of PolymersTribophysical Interpretation of Polymer Sliding MechanismsScaling Effects in Tribotesting of PolymersBiopolymer TribologyReinforced Polymers:Wear of Polytetrafluoroethylene and PTFE CompositesMechanical and Tribological Behaviour of Polymers Filled with Inorganic Particulate FillersThe Sliding Wear of Polypropylene and Its BlendsBrake Friction MaterialsPolymer Films:Mechanical Properties of Thin Polymer Films Within ContactsAFM Testing of Polymeric Resist Films for Nanoimprint Lithographyand other papers Readership: Engineering professionals working on polymers for designing bearing materials; managers and researchers in materials laboratories; graduate students in the area of materials/tribology. Keywords:Polymer;Tribology;Wear;Friction;ScratchingKey Features:Covers, for the first time, all areas of polymer tribology (bulk, films, composites, and applications) in one comprehensive b

Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites Book

Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites


  • Author : Mohammed Fahim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-10-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845695057

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Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites Book Description :

Environmental concerns are driving demand for bio-degradable materials such as plant-based natural fiber reinforced polymer composites. These composites are fast replacing conventional materials in many applications, especially in automobiles, where tribology (friction, lubrication and wear) is important. This book covers the availability and processing of natural fiber polymer composites and their structural, thermal, mechanical and, in particular, tribological properties. Chapter 1 discusses sources of natural fibers, their extraction and surface modification. It also reviews the thermal, structural, mechanical, spectroscopic and morphological properties of unmodified and chemically modified natural fibers such as sisal, jute, wood, bamboo and cotton together with their potential applications. Chapter 2 gives a brief introduction to the tribology of polymer composites and the role of fiber reinforcement and fillers in modifying their tribological properties. Further chapters discuss the chemical composition, physical structure, mechanical properties and tribological behaviour of polymer composites reinforced with sisal, jute, cotton and bamboo fibers. The tribological behaviour of wood polymer composites (WPCs) is also discussed. Tribology of natural fibre polymer composites is a useful reference guide for engineers, scientific and technical personnel involved in the development of natural fiber composites. In particular it will give an insight into mechanical properties and failure mechanisms in situations where wear, lubrication and friction are a problem. Examines the availability and processing of natural fiber composites and their structural, thermal, mechanical and tribological properties Explores sources of natural fibers, their extraction and surface modification as well as properties of chemically modified natural fibers Provides an overview of the tribology of polymer composites and the role of fiber reinforcement and filters in modifying tribological co

Handbook Of Polymer Tribology Book

Handbook Of Polymer Tribology


  • Author : Sujeet K Sinha
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2018-03-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813227804

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Handbook Of Polymer Tribology Book Description :

This handbook is a collection of authoritative information in the new and expanding field of polymer tribology. It brings together various research topics in the field of polymer tribology in a single volume, and provides relevant data in polymer tribology for research and industrial applications.The book's chapters are written by active, world-renowned researchers in the field. Subjects covered in this book range from the fundamentals of polymer tribology to highly applied topics such as machine element design (bearing and gears), hip prosthetic and microsystems applications.Readers in the field of tribology, in general, and polymer tribology, in particular, will find it very useful as it covers nearly all aspects of polymer tribology. Academics creating new courses based on polymer tribology will also find this book's comprehensive coverage valuable. Researchers will find this book a ready source of the state-of-the-art in the field of polymer tribology.

Self Lubricating Composites Book

Self Lubricating Composites


  • Author : Pradeep L. Menezes
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 9783662565285

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Self Lubricating Composites Book Description :

In most tribological applications, liquid or grease based lubricants are used to facilitate the relative motion of solid bodies to minimize friction and wear between interacting surfaces. The challenges for liquid lubricants arise in extreme environmental conditions, such as very high or low temperatures, vacuum, radiation, and extreme contact pressure. At these conditions, solid lubricants may be the alternative choice which can help to decrease friction and wear without incorporating liquid lubricants. Challenges with solid lubricants are to maintain a continuous supply of solid lubricants on the contact surfaces to act as lubricous layer between two sliding surfaces. Such a continuous supply of solid lubricant is more easily maintained in the case of liquid lubricants when compared to solid lubricants. The most innovative development to ensure a continuous supply of solid lubricant to the contact surface during sliding is to introduce solid lubricant as reinforcement into the matrix of one of the sliding components. Composite materials are engineered or naturally occurring materials which contain two or more distinct constituents with significantly different chemical, physical and mechanical properties. Composites consist of reinforcement and matrix (metal, polymer and ceramics). Among various reinforcements, recent emerging material, solid lubricant, is found to have many favorable attributes such as good self-lubricant property. Self‐lubrication is the ability of material to transfer embedded solid lubricants to the contact surface to decrease wear rate and friction in the absence of an external lubricant. Self-lubricating metal matrix composites (SLMMCs) are an important category of engineering materials that are increasingly replacing a number of conventional materials in the automotive, aerospace, and marine industries due to superior tribological properties. In SLMMCs, solid lubricant materials including carbonous materials, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), a

Wear Book

Wear


  • Author : Gwidon W. Stachowiak
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2006-08-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470017012

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Wear Book Description :

Tribology is emerging from the realm of steam engines and crank-case lubricants and becoming key to vital new technologies such as nanotechnology and MEMS. Wear is an integral part of tribology, and an effective understanding and appreciation of wear is essential in order to achieve the reliable and efficient operation of almost any machine or device. Knowledge in the field has increased considerably over recent years, and continues to expand: this book is intended to stimulate its readers to contribute towards the progress of this fascinating subject that relates to most of the known disciplines in physical science. Wear – Materials, Mechanisms and Practice provides the reader with a unique insight into our current understanding of wear, based on the contributions of numerous internationally acclaimed specialists in the field. Offers a comprehensive review of current knowledge in the field of wear. Discusses latest topics in wear mechanism classification. Includes coverage of a wide variety of materials such as metals, polymers, polymer composites, diamonds, and diamond-like films and ceramics. Discusses the chemo-mechanical linkages that control tribology, providing a more complete treatment of the subject than just the conventional mechanical treatments. Illustrated throughout with carefully compiled diagrams that provide a unique insight into the controlling mechanisms of tribology. The state of the art research on wear and the mechanisms of wear featured will be of interest to post-graduate students and lecturers in engineering, materials science and chemistry. The practical applications discussed will appeal to practitioners across virtually all sectors of engineering and industry including electronic, mechanical and electrical, quality and reliability and design.

Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites Book

Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites


  • Author : Navin Chand
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-09-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128190739

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Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites Book Description :

Tribology of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites, Second Edition, covers the availability and processing of natural fiber polymer composites and their structural, thermal, mechanical and tribological properties and performance. Environmental concerns are driving demand for biodegradable materials such as plant-based, natural fiber-reinforced polymer composites. These composites are fast replacing conventional materials in many industrial applications, especially in automobiles, where tribology (friction, lubrication and wear) is an important aspect. Provides enhanced coverage on industrially relevant fiber types, such as flax, hemp, kenaf, rice, grain husk and pyrolyzed fibers Includes an emphasis on modeling and the simulation of the wear resistance of fibers Discusses the effect of aging in various environments and different results in wear and friction performance

Reinforced Polymer Composites Book

Reinforced Polymer Composites


  • Author : Pramendra K. Bajpai
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-12-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527345991

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Reinforced Polymer Composites Book Description :

Presents state-of-the-art processing techniques and readily applicable knowledge on processing of polymer composites The book presents the advancement in the field of reinforced polymer composites with emphasis on manufacturing techniques, including processing of different reinforced polymer composites, secondary processing of green composites, and post life cycle processing. It discusses the advantages and limitations of each processing method and the effect of processing parameters on the overall performance of the composites. Characterization and applications of reinforced polymer composites are also introduced. Reinforced Polymer Composites: Processing, Characterization and Post Life Cycle Assessment starts off by providing readers with a comprehensive overview of the field. It then introduces them to the fabrication of both short fiber/filler reinforced polymer composites and laminated reinforced polymer composites. Next, it takes them through the processing of polymer-based nanocomposites; the many advances in curing methods of reinforced polymer composites; and post life cycle processing, re-processing, and disposal mechanisms of reinforced polymer composites. Numerous other chapters cover: synthetic versus natural fiber reinforced plastics; characterization techniques of reinforced plastics; friction and wear analysis of reinforced plastics; secondary processing of reinforced plastics; and applications of reinforced plastics. -Presents the latest development in materials, processing, and characterization techniques, as well as applications of reinforced polymer composites -Guides users in choosing the best processing methods to produce polymer composites and successfully manufacture high quality products -Assists academics in sorting out basic research questions and helps those in industry manufacture products, such as marine, automotive, aerospace, and sport goods Reinforced Polymer Composites: Processing, Characterization and Post Life Cycle Assessment is

Advanced Polymeric Materials Book

Advanced Polymeric Materials


  • Author : Rouxel, Didier
  • Publisher : River Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-05-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9788793609686

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Advanced Polymeric Materials Book Description :

Recent advances in polymer research has led to the generation of high quality materials for various applications in day to day life. The synthesis of new functional monomers has shown strong potential in generating novel polymer materials, with improved properties. Advanced Polymeric Materials includes fundamentals and numerous examples of polymer blend preparation and characterizations. Developments in blends, polymer nanocomposites and its various characterization techniques are highlighted in the book.

Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Vikas Mittal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527331482

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Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites Book Description :

With its focus on the characterization of nanocomposites using such techniques as x-ray diffraction and spectrometry, light and electron microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, as well as nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy, this book helps to correctly interpret the recorded data. Each chapter introduces a particular characterization method, along with its foundations, and makes the user aware of its benefits, but also of its drawbacks. As a result, the reader will be able to reliably predict the microstructure of the synthesized polymer nanocomposite and its thermal and mechanical properties, and so assess its suitability for a particular application. Belongs on the shelf of every product engineer.

Tribology of Graphene Book

Tribology of Graphene


  • Author : Oleksiy V. Penkov
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-01-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128187388

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Tribology of Graphene Book Description :

Tribology of Graphene: Simulation Methods, Preparation Methods, and Their Applications provides an exhaustive reference guide on the tribology of graphene-based materials. The book begins with a discussion on the selection of the proper graphene-based material and then segues into how to choose a deposition method, how to control of its structure and properties, and the most effective working conditions and applications. The latest developments in theoretical simulations of graphene friction, preparation methods, and effective applications are all reviewed, as are the ways various graphene coatings can be successfully employed to decrease friction and wear in nano-, micro- and macro-mechanical applications. Synthesizes the broad current research in tribological applications of graphene all in one place Covers theoretical simulations and preparation methods, including insights on how to put them into practice, allowing for quicker and more effective selection of graphene-based material Provides a broader perspective by discussing both graphene-based composites and additives

Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Vikas Mittal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-05-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527654529

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Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites Book Description :

With its focus on the characterization of nanocomposites using such techniques as x-ray diffraction and spectrometry, light and electron microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, as well as nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy, this book helps to correctly interpret the recorded data. Each chapter introduces a particular characterization method, along with its foundations, and makes the user aware of its benefits, but also of its drawbacks. As a result, the reader will be able to reliably predict the microstructure of the synthesized polymer nanocomposite and its thermal and mechanical properties, and so assess its suitability for a particular application. Belongs on the shelf of every product engineer.

Spectroscopy of Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Spectroscopy of Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Sabu Thomas
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323413916

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Spectroscopy of Polymer Nanocomposites Book Description :

Spectroscopy of Polymer Nanocomposites covers all aspects of the spectroscopic characterization of polymer nanocomposites. More than 25 spectroscopy characterization techniques – almost all used in materials science – are treated in the book, with discussion of their potentialities and limitations. By comparing the techniques with each other and presenting the techniques together with their specific application areas, the book provides scientists and engineers the information needed for solving specific problems and choosing the right technique for analyzing the material structure. From this, the dispersion structure of fillers, property relations and filler-polymer interactions can be determined, and, ultimately, the right materials can be chosen for the right applications. Besides the techniques and structure-property relations, aspects covered include: phase segregation of filler particles, filler agglomeration and deagglomeration, filler dispersion, filler-polymer interactions, surfaces and interfaces. The book also examines recent developments, as well as unresolved issues and new challenges, in the characterization of surfaces and interfaces in polymer nanocomposites. This handpicked selection of topics, and the combined expertise of contributors from industry, academia, government and private research organizations across the globe, make this survey an outstanding reference source for anyone involved in the field of polymer nanocomposites in academia or industry. Provides comprehensive coverage of spectroscopy techniques for analyzing polymer nanocomposites Enables researchers and engineers to choose the right technique and make better materials decisions in research and a range of industries Presents the fundamentals, information on structure-property relations, and all other aspects relevant for understanding spectroscopic analyses of nanoreinforced polymers and their applications

Multifunctionality of Polymer Composites Book
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Multifunctionality of Polymer Composites


  • Author : Klaus Friedrich
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2015-05-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 996
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323265034

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Multifunctionality of Polymer Composites Book Description :

Multi-Functionality of Polymer Composites: Challenges and New Solutions brings together contributions from experts in the field of multifunctionality, presenting state-of-the-art discussion of this exciting and rapidly developing field, thus key enabling technologies for future applications. The text will enable engineers and materials scientists to achieve multifunctionality in their own products using different types of polymer matrices and various nano- and micro-sized fillers and reinforcements, including, but not limited to, carbon nanotubes and graphene. In addition, technologies for the integration of active materials such as shape memory alloys are discussed. The latest developments in a wide range of applications, including automotive/aerospace, electronics, construction, medical engineering, and future trends are discussed, making this book an essential reference for any researcher or engineer hoping to stay ahead of the curve in this high-potential area. Provides information on composites and their inherent engineering advantages over traditional materials. Presents state-of-the-art information on this exciting and rapidly developing field, enabling engineers and materials scientists to achieve multi-functionality in their own products. Includes the latest developments in a wide range of applications, including automotive/aerospace, electronics, construction, and medical engineering. An essential reference for any researcher or engineer hoping to stay ahead of the curve in this high-potential area.

Polymer Nanocomposites  Processing  Characterization  and Applications  Second Edition Book

Polymer Nanocomposites Processing Characterization and Applications Second Edition


  • Author : Joseph H Koo
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2019-07-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781260132328

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Polymer Nanocomposites Processing Characterization and Applications Second Edition Book Description :

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Up-to-date polymer nanocomposite principles, practices, and characteristics This fully updated guide helps engineers and scientists understand and use the special properties of cutting-edge polymer nanocomposites. Written by a recognized authority in the field, Polymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Characterization, and Applications, Second Edition, begins with an overview of key technologies and processes. Each chapter then examines a different property (structural, mechanical, thermal, flammability, ablation, and electrical) and explains relevant commercial and industrial applications. Examples for a wide variety of usage include applications for spacecraft and defense vehicles, medical and dental implants, flame-retardant and conductive polymers for additive manufacturing, and fire-resistant woven and nonwoven fabrics. Coverage includes:•Nanotechnology and nanomaterials fundamentals•Applications in an expansive range of industries and commercial sectors•Processing of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites•Structure and properties characterization•Mechanical, thermal, flammability, ablation, electrical, and tribological properties•Opportunities, trends, and challenges in the field