Advanced composite technology is crucial to aerospace and aviation applications, as well as many other industries, because of the advantage of composite materials: their properties of strength and stiffness combined with light weight. It is a constantly changing field with new developments daily, yet the basics needed to successfully design, fabricate and repair composite structures remain the same. Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication and Repair is a comprehensive and thorough primer for beginners to this technology, yet also works as an excellent resource for long-time composites professionals.
This textbook teaches the concepts and methods in a simple and straightforward manner for a wide array of composites fundamentals, including fibre and matrix selection, curing and achieving desired properties, tooling design and use, testing and non-destructive inspection, with step-by-step repair instructions and troubleshooting, covering also the key environmental, health and safety issues that affect the industry.
Written by Louis C. Dorworth, Ginger L. Gardiner, and Greg M. Mellema .
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