Repair of polymer composites : methodology, techniques, and challenges /

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Author / Creator:Jefferson, Andrew J., author.
Edition:First edition.
Imprint:Duxford, United Kingdom : Woodhead Publishing, [2018]
Description:1 online resource : illustrations (some color).
Series:Woodhead publishing series in composites science and engineering
Woodhead Publishing series in composites science and engineering.
Subject:Polymeric composites.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Chemical & Biochemical.
Polymeric composites.
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Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Arumugam, Vellayaraj, author.
Dhakal, Hom Nath.
Notes:Includes index.
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Table of Contents:
  • Front Cover; Repair of Polymer Composites: Methodology, Techniques, and Challenges; Copyright; Contents; About the authors; Preface; Repair of polymer composites: Methodology, techniques, and challenges; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Introduction and context; 1.1. Introduction; 1.2. Classification and definitions; 1.3. Benefits and limits; 1.4. Applications; 1.5. Constituents; 1.5.1. Fibers; Individual filaments; Glass fibers; Types of glass fibers; Carbon/graphite fibers; Organic fibers; Aramid fibers; Aramid fibers-Properties; Bonding to matrix; Application of aramid fibers.
  • Polyethylene fibersSilicon carbide and boron fibers; Tows; Other reinforcement configurations; Rovings and tows; Weave types; Mats; Braids; 3D weaves; Hybrids; Benefits of the fiber form; Compared to bulk form, strength of material in fiber form is superior; Availability of more manufacturing methods; Flexibility in fabrication; Limitations of the fiber form; Necessity of high amounts of fibers; To offer improved mechanical properties, reinforcements must be bonded together; The requirement for high fiber volume fraction; Low spacing between fibers.
  • Anisotropic behavior1.5.2. Matrix materials; Fiber aligning; Load transfer between the fibers; Providing compression strength and modulus; Providing shear strength and modulus; Protecting the fibers from environmental attack; Types of matrix systems; Thermoplastic and thermoset matrix; Resin modifiers; Why fillers?; Cost reduction; Shrinkage reduction; Improvement of flame resistance; Alter mechanical properties; Colorants, dyes, and pigments; Ceramic matrices; Metal matrix; 1.5.3. Interface; Core material.
  • Availability of the resin at the fiber surface1.5.3.3. Matrix and fiber materials compatibility; 1.6. Properties of composites; 1.6.1. Density; 1.6.2. Elastic properties; 1.6.3. Thermal properties; 1.6.4. Multiply laminates; 1.7. The need for repair; 1.8. Composite materials: Failure behavior; 1.9. Industry concerns; 1.10. Aircraft MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul); 1.11. Conclusion; Acknowledgment; References; Chapter 2: Overview of different damage and common repair methods in composite laminates; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Damage sources; 2.2.1. Processing irregularities.
  • 2.2.2. Environmental damages2.2.3. In-service damages; 2.3. Damage types; 2.3.1. Matrix imperfections; 2.3.2. Delaminations; 2.3.3. Fiber breakage; 2.3.4. Cracks; 2.3.5. Gouges, scratches, nicks; 2.3.6. Dents; 2.3.7. Punctures; 2.3.8. Combinations of damages; Impact damage; Sandwich damage; Skin damage; Interface damage; Core damage; 2.3.9. Damaged fastener holes; 2.3.10. Edge erosion; 2.3.11. Damage in joints; 2.4. Fabrication defects versus in-service damage; 2.4.1. Fabrication defects; 2.4.2. In-service damage; 2.5. Failure mechanisms.