Composite Materials

Science and Engineering

Authors: Chawla, Krishan K.

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About this Textbook

The first edition of this book came out in 1987, offering an integrated cov­ erage of the field of composite materials. I am gratified at the reception it receivedat the hands of the students and faculty. The second edition follows the same format as the first one, namely, a well-balanced treatment of materials and mechanics aspects of composites, with due recognition of the importance of the processing. The second edition is a fully revised, updated, and enlarged edition of this widely used text. There are some new chapters, and others have been brought up-to-date in light of the extensivework done in the decade since publication of the first edition. Many people who used the first edition as a classroom text urged me to include some solved exam­ ples. In deference to their wishes I have done so. I am sorry that it took me such a long time to prepare the second edition. Things are happening at a very fast pace in the field of composites, and there is no question that a lot of very interesting and important work has been done in the past decade or so. Out of necessity, one must limit the amount of material to be included in a textbook. In spite of this view, it took me much more time than I antici­ pated. In this second edition, I have resisted the temptation to cover the whole waterfront.

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From the reviews:

"… Well-organized, up-to-date, informative … filled with useful tables, graphs, references, suggested readings, and illustrations. The book is well designed for its intended market …" American Scientist

 

From reviews of the first edition:

"covers polymer, metal, and ceramic matrix composites in a well-organized, up-to-date manner. It is filled with useful tables, graphs, references, suggested readings and illustrations." -- American Scientist

"Overall, this is an excellent book for composite materials research. It can be used as a text book for undergraduate seniors,... and as a reference book for engineers." -- Applied Mechanics Review

MRS BULLETIN
"Prof. Chawla has attempted the formidable task of including essentially all types of fiber composite materials and their properties in a single text. By employing an economic writing style and carefully selected references, figures, and suggested readings, he has successfully produced a relatively short but thorough 292-page book…Clear, concise, and complete, this book is an excellent up-to-date introduction to fiber composite materials. I would recommend it for a first course in composite materials at the advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate level. It is also valuable for the practicing engineer or scientist who wishes to become familiar with the growing field of fiber composites.”

SAMPE JOURNAL
"Readers will find this valuable text to be current, well-written and lucid. In addition each chapter contains many references and suggested reading material.”

IEEE ELECTRICAL INSULATION MAGAZINE
"This book covers thoroughly the broad base of composites. The book is divided into three parts and twelve chapters, plus a very useful set of appendices and problems.”

CHOICE MAGAZINE
"…he uses a conversational style often more intuitive than that used in other works…useful as a course supplement, or as a resource for students already exposed to the subject via a more traditional approach…In summary, a valuable addition to an undergraduate library collection.”


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Composite Materials
Book Subtitle
Science and Engineering
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-2966-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-2966-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3124-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIII, 483
Number of Illustrations
212 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published in the series: Materials Research and Engineering
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