Matrix Materials

  • Krishan K. Chawla


A brief description of the various matrix materials, polymers, metals, and ceramics, is given in this chapter. We emphasize the characteristics that are relevant to composites. The reader should consult the references listed under Suggested Reading for greater details regarding any particular aspect of these materials.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krishan K. Chawla
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  1. 1.Materials and EngineeringThe University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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