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Fibrous and Textile Materials for Composite Applications

  • Sohel Rana
  • Raul Fangueiro

Part of the Textile Science and Clothing Technology book series (TSCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. M. Balasubramanian
    Pages 1-38
  3. Wilhelm Steinmann, Anna-Katharina Saelhoff
    Pages 39-73
  4. Kadir Bilisik, Nesrin Sahbaz Karaduman, Nedim Erman Bilisik
    Pages 75-134
  5. Davide Pico, Wilhelm Steinmann
    Pages 135-170
  6. Malgorzata Zimniewska, Maria Wladyka-Przybylak
    Pages 171-204
  7. K. Shabaridharan, Amitava Bhattacharyya
    Pages 205-230
  8. Maria C. Paiva, José A. Covas
    Pages 231-260
  9. Carlos F. C. João, Ana C. Baptista, Isabel M. M. Ferreira, Jorge C. Silva, João P. Borges
    Pages 261-299
  10. Mohammad S. Islam, Anup K. Roy
    Pages 301-315
  11. Arobindo Chatterjee, Subhankar Maity, Sohel Rana, Raul Fangueiro
    Pages 317-373

About this book


This book focuses on the fibers and textiles used in composite materials. It presents both existing technologies currently used in commercial applications and the latest advanced research and developments. It also discusses the different fiber forms and architectures, such as short fibers, unidirectional tows, directionally oriented structures or advanced 2D- and 3D-textile structures that are used in composite materials. In addition, it examines various synthetic, natural and metallic fibers that are used to reinforce polymeric, cementitious and metallic matrices, as well as fiber properties, special functionalities, manufacturing processes, and composite processing and properties. Two entire chapters are dedicated to advanced nanofiber and nanotube reinforced composite materials. The book goes on to highlight different surface treatments and finishes that are applied to improve fiber/matrix interfaces and other essential composite properties. 

Although a great deal of information about fibers and textile structures used for composite applications is already available, this is the only book currently available that discusses all types of fibers and structures used to reinforce polymers, cement, metal or soil to improve their general performance and multi-functional behaviors. As such, it fills an important gap in the available literature and provides a valuable resource for a wide range of students and researchers from academia and industry.


Natural fibres Bio-composite materials Directionally oriented structures Electrospinning Fiber architectures Fiber reinforced composites Fibrous materials Metallic fibers Nanofiber and nanotubes Synthetic fibers Textile structures Surface treatments

Editors and affiliations

  • Sohel Rana
    • 1
  • Raul Fangueiro
    • 2
  1. 1.Campus de AzuremUniversity of MinhoGuimaraesPortugal
  2. 2.School of EngineeringUniversity of MinhoGuimaraesPortugal

Bibliographic information

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