Polymer-Based Composite Materials: Characterizations

Abstract

Various types of composite materials are becoming an inevitable part of our day-to-day life since these are used for a variety of applications. A better understanding on the various properties of the composites is very helpful in their targeted applications, and hence characterizing the composite materials by different techniques play a major role in the development of long-life, high-quality composite products. The polymer-based composite materials provide large amount of flexibility and lightweight to the final product. The selection of various reinforcements and polymer matrices is very critical in designing a desired product. In this chapter, various techniques used for characterizing the polymer-based composite materials in order to examine their mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetic, piezoelectric, tribological, rheological, and biological properties are discussed.

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Title
Polymer-Based Composite Materials: Characterizations
Book Title
Composite Materials
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-49514-8
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-49514-8_2
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  • Kamal K. Kar Send Email (1)
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  • 1 Advanced Nanoengineering Materials Laboratory, Material Science Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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  • Jayesh Cherusseri Send Email (2)
  • Sumit Pramanik Send Email (2) (5)
  • L. Sowntharya Send Email (2)
  • Deepak Pandey Send Email (2)
  • Kamal K. Kar Send Email (2) (3)
  • S. D. Sharma Send Email (2) (4)
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  • 2 Advanced Nanoengineering Materials Laboratory, Materials Science Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, 208016, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 5 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 3 Advanced Nanoengineering Materials Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, 208016, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rewa Engineering College, Rewa, 495002, India
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