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Polymer Composites

Volume 1

Thomas, Sabu / Joseph, Kuruvilla / Malhotra, S. K. / Goda, Koichi / Sreekala, M. S. (Editor)

Polymer Composites (Series Nr. 1)

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1. Edition March 2012
XXXII, 814 Pages, Hardcover
374 Pictures (13 Colored Figures)
99 tables
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ISBN: 978-3-527-32624-2
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim

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Divided into three volumes, this is the first systematic reference to emphasize the characteristics and dimension of the reinforcement. Leading researchers worldwide adopt a practical approach, covering such aspects as preparation, morphology, biodegradability and recyclability

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Polymer composites find a large number of applications in such diverse fields as aerospace, chemical industry, geotextiles, building, electronics, medical, packaging, and automobiles. New strategies for developing high performance composites are of growing interest.
This first systematic reference on the topic authored by leading researchers in the field from academia, government, industry, as well as
private research institutions across the globe emphasizes the characteristics and dimension of the reinforcement. Divided into three volumes
the first volume offers an introduction to polymer composites, discussing the state of the art, new challenges, and opportunities of various
polymer composite systems, as well as preparation and manufacturing techniques.
The authors, leading researchers in the field from academia, government, industry, as well as private research institutions across the globe,
adopt a practical approach, covering such aspects as the preparation, characterization, properties and theory of polymer composites.

PREFACE

PART ONE INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER COMPOSITES

ADVANCES IN POLYMER COMPOSITES: MACRO- AND MICROCOMPOSITES - STATE OF THE ART, NEW CHALLENGES, AND PPORTUNITIES
Introduction
Classification of Composites
Interface Characterization
New Challenges and Opportunities

SHOCK AND IMPACT RESPONSE OF GLASS FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES
Introduction
Analytical Analysis
Plate-Impact Experiments on GRPs
Target Assembly
Experimental Results and Discussion
Summary

INTERFACES IN MACRO- AND MICROCOMPOSITES
Introduction
Characterization of Interfaces in Macro- and Microcomposites
Micromechanics-Based Analysis
Interfacial Damage Modeling
Summary

PREPARATION AND MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES FOR MACRO- AND MICROCOMPOSITES
Introduction
Thermoplastic Polymer Composites
Thermosetting Polymer Composites
Future Trends

PART TWO MACROSYSTEMS: FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES

CARBON FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES: PREPARATION, PROPERTIES, AND APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Backgrounds
Experimental Part
Results and Discussion
Applications
Conclusions

GLASS FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES
Introduction
Chemical Composition and Types
Fabrication of Glass Fibers
Forms of Glass Fibers
Glass Fiber Properties
Glass Fibers in Polymer Composites
Applications
Summary

KEVLAR FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES
Introduction
Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites
Constituents of Polymer Composites
Kevlar Fiber
Interface
Factors Influencing the Composite Properties

Surface Modification
Synthetic Fiber-Reinforced Composites
Effect of Fluorinated and Oxyfluorinated Short Kevlar Fiber on the Properties of Ethylene Propylene Matrix Composites
Compatibilizing Effect of MA-g-PP on the Properties of Fluorinated and Oxyfluorinated Kevlar Fiber-Reinforced Ethylene Polypropylene Composites
Properties of Syndiotactic Polystyrene Composites with Surface-Modified Short Kevlar Fiber
Study on the Mechanical, Rheological, and Morphological Properties of Short Kevlar Fiber/s-PS Composites Effect of Oxyfluorination of Kevlar
Effect of Fluorinated and Oxyfluorinated Short Kevlar Fiber Reinforcement on the Properties of PC/LCP Blends
Simulation of Fiber Orientation by Mold Flow Technique
Kevlar-Reinforced Thermosetting Composites

POLYESTER FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES
Introduction
Synthesis and Basic Properties of Polyester Fibers
Polyester Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites
Conclusions

NYLON FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES
Introduction

Nylon Fibers Used as Reinforcements
Matrices and Applications
Manufacturing of Nylon-Reinforced Composites
Conclusions

POLYOLEFIN FIBER- AND TAPE-REINFORCED POLYMERIC COMPOSITES
Introduction
Polyolefin Fibers and Tapes
Polyolefin-Reinforced Thermoplastics
Polyolefin Fiber-Reinforced Thermosets
Polyolefin Fibers in Rubbers
Others
Outlook and Future Trends

SILICA FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES
Introduction
Silica Fiber: General Features
Silica Fiber-Filled Polymer Composites
Applications
New Developments
Concluding Remarks

PART THREE MACROSYSTEMS: TEXTILE COMPOSITES

2D TEXTILE COMPOSITE REINFORCEMENT MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR
Introduction
Mechanical Behavior of 2D Textile Composite Reinforcements and Specific Experimental Tests
Continuous Modeling of 2D Fabrics: Macroscopic Scale
Discrete Modeling of 2D Fabrics: Mesoscopic Scale
Conclusions and Future Trend

THREE DIMENSIONAL WOVEN FABRIC COMPOSITES
Introduction
General Characteristics of 3D Composites
Formation of 3D Woven Fabrics
Modeling of 3D Woven Composites
Failure Behavior of 3D Woven Composites
Role of Interlacing Loops
Design of 3D Woven Composites
Conclusions

POLYMER COMPOSITES AS GEOTEXTILES
Introduction
Developments of Composite Geotextiles
Hybrid Composite Geotextiles
Performance Evaluation of Composite Geotextiles

HYBRID TEXTILE POLYMER COMPOSITES
Introduction
Textile Composites
Hybrid Textile Composites
Hybrid Textile Joints
Conclusion

PART FOUR MICROSYSTEMS : MICROPARTICLE-REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES

CHARACTERIZATION OF INJECTION-MOLDED PARTS WITH CARBON BLACK-FILLED POLYMERS
Introduction
Injection-Molded Carbon-Filled Polymers
Processes and Characterization
Mechanical Property Mapping of Carbon-Filled Polymer Composites by TPM
Conclusions

CARBON BLACK-FILLED NATURAL RUBBER COMPOSITES: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND REINFORCING MECHANISM
Introduction
3D-TEM Observation of Nanofiller-Loaded Vulcanized Rubber
Materials: CB-Filled Sulfur-Cured NR Vulcanizates
Relationship Between the Properties of CB-Filled Sulfur-Cured NR Vulcanizates and CB Loading
CB Dispersion and Aggregate/Agglomerate Structure in CB-Filled NR Vulcanizates
Conclusions

SILICA-FILLED POLYMER MICROCOMPOSITES
Introduction
Silica as a Filler: General Features
Silica-Filled Rubbers
Silica-Filled Thermoplastics and Thermosets
Concluding Remarks

METALLIC PARTICLE-FILLED POLYMER MICROCOMPOSITES
Introduction
Metallic Filler and Production Methods
Achieved Properties of Metallic Filled Polymer
Main Factors Influencing Properties
Models for Physical Property Prediction
Conclusion

MAGNETIC PARTICLE-FILLED POLYMER MICROCOMPOSITES
Introduction
Basic Components of Polymer Magnetic Composites: Materials Selection
Overview of Methods for the Characterization of Materials in the Radiofrequency and Microwave Bands
Magnetization Processes in Bulk Magnetic Materials
Magnetization Processes in Polymer Magnetic Composites
Polymer Magnetic Composites with High Value of Permeability in the Radiofrequency and Microwave Bands
Conclusions

MICA-REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES
Introduction
Structure and Properties of Mica
Mechanical Properties of Mica-Polymer Composites
Thermal Properties
Other Properties
Modeling of Mechanical Properties
Conclusions


VISCOELASTICALLY PRESTRESSED POLYMERIC MATRIX COMPOSITES
Introduction
Preliminary Investigations: Evidence of Viscoelastically Generated Prestress
Time-Temperature Aspects of VPPMC Technology
VPPMCs with Higher Fiber Content: Mechanical Properties
Processing Aspects of VPPMCs
Mechanisms for Improved Mechanical Properties in VPPMCs
Potential Applications
Summary and Conclusions

PART FIVE APPLICATIONS

APPLICATIONS OF MACRO- AND MICROFILLER-REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES
Introduction
Some Features of Polymer Composites
Transportation
Biomedical Applications
Civil Engineering, Construction
Electric and Electronic Applications
Mechanical Engineering, Tribological Applications
Recreation, Sport Equipments
Other Applications
Conclusion
Sabu Thomas is a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at Mahatma Gandhi University (India). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences. Thomas has published over 430 papers in peer reviewed journals on polymer composites, membrane separation, polymer blend and alloy, and polymer recycling research and has edited 17 books. He has supervised 60 doctoral students.

Kuruvilla Joseph is a Professor of Chemistry at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (India). He has held a number of visiting research fellowships and has published over 50 papers on polymer composites and blends.

S. K. Malhotra is Chief Design Engineer andHead of the Composites Technology Centre at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has published over 100 journal and proceedings papers on polymer and alumina?zirconia composites.

Koichi Goda is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Yamaguchi University. His major scientific fields of interest are reliability and engineering analysis of composite materials and development and evaluation of environmentally friendly and other advanced composite materials.

M. S. Sreekala is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Post Graduate Department of Chemistry, SreeSankara College, Kalady (India). She has published over 40 papers on polymer composites (including biodegradable and green composites) in peer reviewed journals and has held a number of Scientific Positions and Research Fellowships including those from the Humboldt Foundation, Germany, and Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Japan.

S. Thomas, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India; K. Joseph, Indian Institute of Space, Science, and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, India; S. K. Malhotra, Composites Technology Centre, Chennai, India; K. Goda, Yamaguchi University, Ube, Japan; M. S. Sreekala, Sree Sankara College, Kerala, India