Composite Materials: Science and Engineering (Hardcover)

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Composite Materials: Science and Engineering (Hardcover)


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The fourth edition of Krishan Chawla's widely used textbook, Composite Materials, offers integrated and completely up-to-date coverage of composite materials. The book focuses on the triad of processing, structure, and properties, while providing a well-balanced treatment of the materials science and mechanics of composites. In this edition of Composite Materials, revised and updated throughout, increasing use of composites in industry (especially aerospace and energy) and new developments in the field are highlighted. New material on the advances in non-conventional composites (which covers polymer, metal and ceramic matrix nanocomposites), self-healing composites, self-reinforced composites, biocomposites and laminates made of metals and polymer matrix composites is included. Examples of practical applications in various fields are provided throughout the book, with extensive references to the literature. The book is intended for use in graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses and as a reference for the practicing engineers and researchers in industry and academia.

Krishan K. Chawla is professor emeritus in the Materials Science and Engineering department of the University of Alabama. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include Processing, microstructure, and properties of materials in general, with a special emphasis on fibers, composite materials, and foams. He has taught and done research at institutions in Switzerland, Brazil, Canada, and the United States and has served as a consultant to industry, national laboratories, and government agencies. He is the author of several successful textbooks that have been published in multiple editions.
Product Details ISBN: 9783030289829
ISBN-10: 3030289826
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: December 19th, 2019
Pages: 560
Language: English