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ASA ESSENTIALS OF ADVANCED COMPOSITE FABRICATION & REPAIR

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Advanced Composite Technology is constantly changing and embracing new developments daily, yet most of the basics needed to successfully design, fabricate and repair composite structures remain the same. Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication & Repair works as the perfect introductory textbook for beginners yet is also functional for the composite professional. It teaches the concepts and methods in a simple and straightforward way for a wide array of composite fundamentals, including fiber and matrix selection, molding methods, curing and achieving desired properties, tooling, testing and non-destructive inspection, step-by-step repair instructions and troubleshooting, key environmental, health and safety issues, and much more.

New for this Second Edition are an introduction to nanomaterials in composites, and improved molding methods, adhesive bonding, joining and fastening coverage. Also updated with the advances in matrix technology and fiber reinforcements, as well as tooling, filament winding and various testing and inspection method improvements.

Based on the authors’ combined 110 years in the industry, this textbook is also a compendium of industry information, presented with full-color illustrations and photography. Fabric styles, core types, design guides, and detailed product information in the industry, and more, makes this book essential to anyone working in composites — from material and process engineers, to repair technicians and maintenance mechanics. Including bibliographic information, a glossary and index, it also serves as the companion textbook to most Abaris Training basic courses.

Some of the subjects covered in Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication and Repair include:

  • history and development of composite and advanced composite materials
  • matrix technology
  • fiber reinforcements
  • molding methods and practices
  • core materials
  • tooling,
  • and much more.
Anyone working in composites, from material and process engineers, to repair technicians and maintenance mechanics, to composite fabricators and design personnel will find the help they need in this volume, which is the companion textbook for most Abaris Training basic courses and the perfect companion textbook for your college or A&P composite program.

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  • Co-Authors: Louis C. Dorworth, Ginger L. Gardiner, Greg M. Mellema
  • ISBN: 978-1-61954-762-9
  • Dimensions: 8-3/8" x 10-7/8"
  • Page Count: 456 pages
  • Illustrations: Color
  • Weight: 3.65 lbs
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Softcover Book - Printed book with heavyweight cover stock.

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eBundle - Includes both the print book and eBook PD.

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