The Role of the Polymeric Matrix in the Processing and Structural Properties Composite Materials

  • James C. Seferis
  • Luigi Nicolais

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introductory Remarks

    1. J. C. Seferis, L. Nicolais
      Pages 1-2
  3. The Role of the Matrix in Fibrous Composite Structures

  4. Composites in Commercial Aircraft

    1. D. T. Lovell
      Pages 19-31
  5. Current Material Research Needs in Aircraft Structures

  6. Chemical and Environmental Effects

  7. Short Fiber Reinforcement Effects

    1. R. L. McCullough, G. J. Jarzebski, S. H. McGee
      Pages 261-287
    2. M. W. Darlington, M. A. Christie
      Pages 319-355
    3. A. Franceschini, A. Momo, P. Campagna
      Pages 369-376
    4. R. W. Lang, J. A. Manson, R. W. Hertzberg
      Pages 377-396
    5. Jan-Fredrik Jansson, Henrik Sundström
      Pages 397-406
    6. Giancarlo Carignani, Massimo Mazzola
      Pages 453-468
    7. A. Apicella, P. Masi, L. Nicodemo, L. Nicolais, S. Piccarolo
      Pages 469-479
  8. Interfacial Effects

    1. P. S. Theocaris
      Pages 481-502
    2. J. L. Koenig, Chwan-hwa Chiang
      Pages 503-516
    3. K. H. G. Ashbee, J. P. Sargent, E. Walter
      Pages 517-528
  9. Continuous Fiber Reinforcements and Design

    1. I. Crivelli Visconti
      Pages 545-586
    2. Richard M. Walsh Jr., R. Byron Pipes
      Pages 587-606
    3. A. Brivio, G. Parenti, G. Samanni, V. Wagner, C. Zanotti
      Pages 607-624
    4. Dick J. Wilkins
      Pages 629-631
  10. Industry-Academia and International Collaborative Research Efforts

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 659-684

About this book


The state of development of composite materials is quite unique in the scientific world with simultaneous advances being made both in their usage and basic understanding. The complexity and high technology required in manufacturing structural parts with these materials as well as the need for fundamental description of their processing and property characteristics necessitates a close col­ laboration between industrial and academic researchers. This col­ laboration has become significant not only in solving specific tech­ nical problems, but in providing a much needed supply of scientists with training and background focused on anticipated demand for further advances in composite usage. The fact that the transportation industry with its current international character has a vital interest in composite materials for weight savings applications has provided a strong incentive for extending these developments beyond national boundaries. An excel­ lent example of an established international venture is the building of the new generation commercial aircraft by the Boeing Company with composite parts manufactured by Aerita1ia in Italy. Accordingly, we organized a Joint U. S. -Italy Symposium on Composite Materials in Italy which was successfully held on June 15-19, 1981, under the primary sponsorship of NSF in the U. S. A. and CNR in Italy. The strong support we also received from industrial co-sponsors, both from Italy and the U. S. A. , as well as our respective academic insti­ tutions gave us confidence that we were addressing a timely and important area in Science and Engineering with a unique concept.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James C. Seferis
    • 1
  • Luigi Nicolais
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.University of NaplesNaplesItaly

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