The first systematic reference on the topic with an emphasis on the characteristics and dimension of the reinforcing filler Volume One begins by discussing the state of the art, new challenges, and opportunities of macro and micro composites. Volume Two focuses on nanoparticles, investigating their synthesis, surface modification and characterization, as well as the manufacturing technology of nanocomposites and their interface modification and characterization. Volume Three on biocomposites discusses the synthesis, structure and properties of natural and synthetic biopolymers, as well as the preparation, microstructure and properties of biofibers, together with their surface modification, characterization, and manufacturing.
Sabu Thomas is a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at Mahatma Gandhi University (India). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences. Thomas has published over 300 papers in peer reviewed journals on his polymer composite, membrane separation, polymer blend and alloy, and polymer recycling research and has edited three books. Kuruvilla Joseph is a Reader at St. Berchmans' College (India). He has held a number of visiting research fellowships and has published ca. 50 papers on polymer composites and blends. S. K. Malhotra is Chief Design Engineer and Head of the Composites Technology Centre at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has published over 100 journal and proceedings papers on polymer and alumina-zirconia composites. Koichi Goda is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Yamaguchi University. His major scientific fields of interest are reliability and engineering analysis of composite materials and development and evaluation of environmentally friendly and other advanced composite materials. M. S. Sreekala is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology at Cochin University of Science and Technology (India). She has published over 30 papers on polymer composites (including biodegradable and green composites) in peer reviewed journals and has held a number of Research Fellowships, including those from the Humboldt Foundation and Japan Society for Promotion of Science.
VOLUME 1 - MACRO AND MICRO COMPOSITES Part 1: Introduction to Polymer Composites State of the Art, New Challenges and Opportunities / Micro and Macro Mechanics of Polymer Composites / Interfaces in Micro and Macro Composites / Preparation and Manufacturing Techniques for Macro and Micro Polymer Composites Part 2: Macro Systems Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Carbon Fibre / Glass Fibre / Kevlar Fibre / Polyester Fibre / Nylon Fibre / Polyolefin Fibre / Silica Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Textile Composites 2d and 3d Woven Fabric Composites Poylmer Composites as Geotextiles Polymer Hybrid Composites Part 3: Micro Systems Micro Particle Reinforced Polymer Composites Synthesis, Surface Modification and Characterization of Micro Particulate Fillers and Flakes / Carbon Black Filled / Silica Filled / Metall Filled /Mica Filled Polymer Micro Composites Applications of Macro and Micro Filler Reinforced Polymer Composites Recovery, Recycling and Life Cycle Analysis of Synthetic Polymeric Composites VOLUME 2 - NANOCOMPOSITES State of the Art - Nanomechanics Synthesis, Surface Modification and Characterization of Nanoparticles Manufacturing Technology of Nanocomposites Interface Modification of Nanocomposites Characterisation of Nanocomposites Morphology Characterization / NMR and ESR Characterization / Scattering Methods / Mechanical and Visco Elastic Characterization / Optical Analysis / Barrier Property Analysis / Thermal Analysis / Accoustic Emission Technique / Theory and Simulation Nanoclay Filled Plastic Composites Nanoclay Filled Rubber Composites Carbon Nanotube Filled Polymer Composites Health Hazards, Recycling and Life Cycle Analysis of Nanomaterials and Their Composites Applications of Nanocomposites VOLUME 3 - BIOCOMPOSITES State of the Art - Biocomposites Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Natural and Synthetic Biopolymers Preparation, Microstructure and Properties of Biofibers Surface Modification and Characterisation of Biofibres Manufacturing and Characterization of Biofibres Manufacturing and Processing of Biocomposites Biofibre Reinforced Thermoset Composites Biofibre Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites Hybrid Biofibre Composites Textile Biocomposites Bionanocomposites Fully Biodegradable Green Composites Application and Future Scope of Green Composites Environmental Effects, Biodegradation and Life Cycle Analysis of Fully Biodegradable Green Composites