This book is the first of two volumes providing comprehensive coverage of the fundamental knowledge and technology of composite materials. It covers a variety of design, fabrication and characterization methods as applied to composite materials, particularly focusing on the fiber-reinforcement mechanism and related examples. It is ideal for graduate students, researchers, and professionals in the fields of Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
Prof. Xiaosu Yi is the director of the National Key Laboratory of Advanced Composites at Beijing Institution of Aeronautical Materials. His major research fields include high performance structural composite materials, functional composite materials, materials process and engineering, and polymeric materials. Prof. Yi is the author or editor of more than 10 academic books and over 300 academic papers. He is a Member of the ACCM Council, IOC member of WRCAP; standing member of the Chinese Material Research Society and Chinese Society for Composite Materials; chief editor of Acta Materiae Compositae Sinica, Aviation Journal, and the Journal of Aeronautical Materials, among others.
Prof. Shanyi Du, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, works at the Center for Composite Materials and Structures of Harbin Institution of Technology (HIT), where he is involved in education and research courses in mechanics and composite materials. His achievements include theories and methods for performance characterization and safety evaluation of composite materials. Prof. Du has authored or co-authored over 260 academic papers, as well as 10 monographs on mechanics and composite materials. Prof. Du is president of the Chinese Society for Composite Materials and executive councilor of the International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM), member of the editorial committees of several international journals, such as Composite Science and Technology, ACTA MACHANICA SOLIDA SINICA, and the International Journal of Computational Methods.
Prof. Litong Zhang, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, works in Northwestern Polytechnical University. She was engaged in research on aerospace ceramic and composites in the last 20 years, and completed a series of innovative research projects. She and her research group innovated manufacturing techniques in the field of continuous fiber reinforced silicon carbide ceramic matrix composites and established equipment systems with independent intellectual property rights. She received 26 national invention patents and the First Class Award for Technological Inventions of People's Republic of China in 2004. Prof. Zhang has published more than 260 scientific papers and several books. She is the director of academic board at the National Key Laboratory of Thermostructure Composite Materials and vice-president of Chinese Society for Composite Materials.
An Introduction to Composite Materials.- Fiber Reinforcement.- Polymer Matrix Materials.- Composite Structure Design and Analysis.- Composite Property Testing, Characterization and Quality Control.