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Book Review: SACMA Recommended Methods
Composite test methods published by SACMA to supplement ASTM and other international standards.
Book Review: International Encyclopedia of Composites
This volume, edited by Dr. Stuart Lee, covers over 200 topics related to composite materials.
Book Review: Primer on Composite Materials Analysis
A classic reference on laminate theory that is still valuable today.
Book Review: Nondestructive Characterization of Composite
This highly theoretical reference focuses on determining material properties using ultrasonics.
Book Review: Damage Tolerance in Advanced
The authors take a three-step approach to damage tolerance: establish damage tolerance criteria, analyse damage events and evaluate the resulting damage.
Finding a Job
An updated reference on finding a job in the composites industry, with links to resources and practical advice.
Book Review: Spatially Reinforced Composites
A primarily theoretical reference on the properties of composites with through-thickness reinforcements.
Comprehensive Composite Materials Site Review
Elsevier's six-volume encyclopedic work on composites is published in both print and Web formats. Institutional and corporate users will find the online version useful despite some bugs in the interface.
Review: Composites International
This trade magazine published by JEC is published in a bilingual format, and covers the international composites industry mainly from a business perspective.
Book Review: Experimental Characterization of
An introductory textbook on basic composite coupon testing for students or practicing engineers.
Book Review: Composites Design Manual
The CDM provides a brief introduction to manufacturing processes, but its real value is in its collection of data sheets, material properties, and other tabulated information.
Book Review: Fiber Reinforced Composites
The second edition of Dr. Ken Ashbee's book is reminiscent of a graduate level seminar. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to composite materials, covering both engineering mechanics and materials science.
Setting Up a Composites Shop
I am often asked what is needed to set up a composite manufacturing facility. The answer is that it takes a lot of planning; this checklist will help you through the process.
Ceramic Matrix Composites at CSJ
Japanese research into the manufacturing of ceramic matrix composites was one of the topics at the Ceramic Society of Japan annual meeting. By Laurel M. Sheppard.
Review of the 45th SAMPE ISSE, including announcement of the jacket winner and links to some new products.
Engineering Workstation Upgrades
Reinstalling the motherboard after the RMA return; upgrading to Windows 2000; installing a second monitor.
Ceramic Matrix Composites at ACS
The technical challenges facing the use of ceramic matrix composites were discussed at a recent ACS meeting. By Laurel M. Sheppard.
Locating Out of Print Books
Many technical books go out of print long before they become outdated. This guide shows you how to locate used copies.
Building an Engineering Workstation
I recently built a computer to replace my old desktop machine. Read component selection, vendors, and the assembly process.
Vacuum Bagging: Basics
An introduction to making vacuum bags for curing composite laminates.