Mechanical Testing of Advanced Fibre Composites

Mechanical Testing of Advanced Fibre Composites
Author : J M Hodgkinson
Publisher : Elsevier
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2000-10-27
ISBN 10 : 9781855738911
ISBN 13 : 1855738910
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Testing of composite materials can present complex problems but is essential in order to ensure the reliable, safe and cost-effective performance of any engineering structure. This essentially practical book, complied from the contributions of leading professionals in the field, describes a wide range of test methods which can be applied to various types of advanced fibre composites. The book focuses on high modulus, high strength fibre/plastic composites and also covers highly anisotrpoic materials such as carbon, aramid and glass. Engineers and designers specifying the use of materials in structures will find this book an invaluable guide to best practice throughout the range of industrial sectors where FRCs are employed.