Porous lightweight composites reinforced with fibrous structures

  • Yiqi Yang
  • Jianyong Yu
  • Helan Xu
  • Baozhong Sun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Hollow Fibers as Reinforcements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Xin Wang, Jiangtao Di, Liwen Zhang, Qingwen Li, Philip D. Bradford, Yuntian T. Zhu
      Pages 3-27
  3. Engineering Porous/Hollow Structures by Manipulating Reinforcing Fibers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Chengyan Zhu, Wei Tian, Xiaoke Jin
      Pages 61-83
    3. Yanping Liu, Hong Hu, Kun Xu
      Pages 109-127
    4. Jinhua Jiang, Nanliang Chen, Yi Geng, Huiqi Shao, Fangbing Lin
      Pages 129-155
  4. Foamed Porous Matrices for Weight Reduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. M. Fazley Elahi, Fujun Wang, Yan Li, Lu Wang
      Pages 179-206
    3. Marcus A. Worsley, James P. Lewicki, Theodore F. Baumann
      Pages 245-266
  5. Applications: Current Status and Future Prospects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. M. Fazley Elahi, Guoping Guan, Lu Wang
      Pages 291-339
    3. Baozhong Sun, Jianyong Yu
      Pages 341-368

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive coverage of raw materials, product design, processing technologies, performance properties, and current and prospective applications of diverse lightweight composites reinforced with fibrous structures. Contributed by internationally recognized experts in lightweight composites, for the first time, this book

· focuses on composites reinforced with hollow organic fibers, such as feathers and straws, and inorganic fibers, such as hollow carbon fibers;

· covers different technologies, such as 3D weaving, 3D braiding, and 3D knitting, for development of hollow fibrous structures as reinforcements;

· provides an overview on technologies, such as foaming and supercritical drying, that induce pores or voids into matrices;

· discusses specific applications of lightweight composites in areas such as biomedical engineering and automotive engineering.


Composites Fiber Reinforcements Lightweight composites Porous Composites Fibrous Structures

Editors and affiliations

  • Yiqi Yang
    • 1
  • Jianyong Yu
    • 2
  • Helan Xu
    • 3
  • Baozhong Sun
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion DesignUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA
  2. 2.College of TextilesDonghua UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion DesignUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA
  4. 4.College of TextilesDonghua UniversityShanghaiChina

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