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

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Applications

Composite materials are used in a very wide range of industrial applications. In this chapter, the objective is to identify some of the considerations involved in commercial exploitation of composites. This is done by means of a few case studies and there is no attempt to present a systematic survey. The examples given cover a range of composite type, engineering complexity, manufacturing route, market size and competitive position relative to conventional materials. At the beginning of each case study, a list is given identifying the reasons for preferring a composite to more conventional engineering materials. Although the examples are spread over the full range of matrix types, the bulk of the annual composite production of ...

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