This Concise Encyclopedia draws its material from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology, and includes updates and revisions not available in the original set. This customized collection of articles provides a handy reference for materials scientists and engineers with an interest in composite materials made from polymers, metals, ceramics, carbon, biocomposites, nanocomposites, wood, cement, fibers, etc. * Brings together articles from the Encyclopedia of Materials: Science a Technology that focus on the essentials of composite materials, including recent updates * Every article has been commissioned and written by an internationally recognized expert and provides a concise overview of a particular aspect of the field * Enables rapid reference; extensive bibliographies, cross-referencing and indexes guide the user to the most relevant reading in the primary literature * Covers areas of active research, such as biomaterials and porous materials... vehicles and the increased interest by OEMs in the automotive aftermarket provide new opportunities for plastics and composites. Foremost of these new opportunities is the use of composite materials for pickup truck box inner structures. ... molding of SMC to fabricate these components for vehicles such as the Ford Explorer Sport Trac and the Ford Ranger. ... is composed of five main subsystems: front suspension, rear suspension, shock absorbers, load leveling, wheels and tires.
|Title||:||Concise Encyclopedia of Composite Materials|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier - 2006-12-08|