Analysis and performance of fiber composites

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Wiley, 1990 - Technology & Engineering - 449 pages
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Having fully established themselves as workable engineering materials, composite materials are now increasingly commonplace around the world. Serves as both a text and reference guide to the behavior of composite materials in different engineering applications. Revised for this Second Edition, the text includes a general discussion of composites as material, practical aspects of design and performance, and further analysis that will be helpful to those engaged in research on composites. Each chapter closes with references for further reading and a set of problems that will be useful in developing a better understanding of the subject.

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About the authors Bhagwan D. Agarwal is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean of Research and Development at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Utah and the University of Rhode Island. He has also been a consultant to such firms as Fel-Pro and Borg-Warner Chemicals and a number of organizations in India. The author of numerous technical research papers, Dr. Agarwal has also contributed chapters to several scientific books. Dr. Agarwal received a PhD in mechanics from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Lawrence J. Broutman is President of L. J. Broutman & Associates, Ltd. and Research Professor of Materials Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Broutman is a leading consultant to industry and government, a prolific contributor to numerous scientific journals, and coeditor of the texts, Modern Composite Materials and Treatise on Composite Materials. The author is a holder of several patents and a recipient of countless honors and awards for his scientific contributions. Dr. Broutman received a BS in civil engineering, and an MS and an ScD in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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