By Andreas Mortensen
SynopsisThis Concise Encyclopedia attracts its fabric from the award-winning Encyclopedia of fabrics: technological know-how and know-how, and contains updates and revisions no longer to be had within the unique set. This custom-made selection of articles presents a convenient reference for fabrics scientists and engineers with an curiosity in composite fabrics made up of polymers, metals, ceramics, carbon, biocomposites, nanocomposites, wooden, cement, fibers, and so on.
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Textiles in which asbestos constitutes 75–99% can protect a person from temperatures of 200–480 1C. However, the consumption of asbestos in this area is only about 1%. The major use of asbestos is in the manufacture of asbestos cement. In this product, asbestos constitutes 12–15%, greatly increasing the resistance of cement as a construction material. Asbestos in admixture with plastics and asphalt features in the manufacture of a variety of tiles and sheets used as a covering material. , brakes for motor cars and airplanes.
Although there are many possible ﬁber and resin material combinations, for current aerospace structures the ﬁber material used is almost exclusively carbon (graphite). Epoxy resins tends to be used as the binder. Other systems may be used once technical, cost, and certiﬁcation issues have been overcome. It should be noted, however, that engine makers are also interested in composite materials, both carbon/ epoxy systems for structures like nacelles and more advanced ﬁber/binder combinations (such as ceramic matrix composites) for high-temperature applications like turbine blades.
2002 Handbook of Porous Solids (5 volumes) Wiley VCH, Weinheim. van Suchtelen J 1972 Product properties: a new application of composite materials. Philips Res. Rep. 27, 28–37 van Suchtelen J 1980 Non-structural applications of composite materials. Ann. Chim. Fr. ) Polymer matrix composites. Comprehensive Composite Materials, Vol. 2. Pergamon, Oxford, UK Warren R 2000 Carbon/carbon, cement, and ceramic matrix composites. Comprehensive Composite Materials, Vol. 4. Pergamon, Oxford, UK A. Kellya and A.
Concise Encyclopedia of Composite Materials, Second Edition by Andreas Mortensen