Matrix Materials

  • Krishan Kumar Chawla
Part of the Materials Research and Engineering book series (MATERIALS)


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.


Fracture Energy Matrix Material Natural Rubber Oxide Dispersion Strengthen Thermoplastic Resin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krishan Kumar Chawla
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  1. 1.Dept. of Materials and Metallurgical EngineeringNew Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologySocorroUSA

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