FIBER COMPOSITE MATERIALS


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FIBER COMPOSITE MATERIALS
FIBER COMPOSITE MATERIALSby Stephen R. Swanson, Revised by Erik T. Thostenson
INTRODUCTION Composite materials are composed of two or more physically discrete constituents where one constituent—referred to as the reinforcement—is distributed within an interconnected phase—referred to as the matrix. Examples of composite materials can be found widely in nature. For example, wood is primarily composed of cellulose fibers bound together with a naturally occurring polymer known as lignin. Traditional engineering materials, such as metals, ceramics and most polymers, are considered to be homogeneous and isotropic—in …
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Ali M. Sadegh, Ph.D.; William M. Worek, Ph.D.: Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, 12th Edition. FIBER COMPOSITE MATERIALS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2018), AccessEngineering Export