Looks at basic composite theory, properties of materials used, various processing techniques commonly found and applications of composite products.
Describes how any resin system, for use in a composite material, will require several properties.
Demand for protective coatings and barrier layers has increased as the FRP industry has grown.
Reinforcement in a composite materials occurs when the mechanical properties of the neat resin system are increased.
Core materials provide a dramatic increase in stiffness for very little additional weight.
Explains that damaged composite structures are repairable and the basic process involved.
Resins, fibres and cores offer many options for manufacturing composite materials.
Fibre Volume Fraction from Fibre Weight Fraction