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An Introduction to Composite Materials, Second Edition by T. W. Clyne, D. Hull

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Preface

From the preface to First Edition

A book on composite materials which is fully comprehensive would embrace large sections of materials science, metallurgy, polymer technology, fracture mechanics, applied mechanics, anisotropic elasticity theory, process engineering and materials engineering. It would have to cover almost all classes of structural materials from naturally occurring solids such as bone and wood to a wide range of new sophisticated engineering materials including metals, ceramics and polymers. Some attempts have been made to provide such an over-view of the subject and there is no doubt that the interaction between different disciplines and different approaches offers a fruitful means of improving our understanding of composite ...

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