Best Reference Books – Engineering Polymers and Composites of Materials

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Engineering Polymers and Composites of Materials subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Engineering Polymers and Composites of Materials along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Engineering Polymers and Composites of Materials subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Engineering Polymers and Composites of Materials" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Polymer Materials” by C M Hall

Book Review: The book contains all the information pertaining to polymer properties and applications. The book also has an appendix that deals with the nomenclature of polymers. This book basically deals with the materials science of polymers and is useful for courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the fields of materials science, engineering and physics. The book also has many examples related to the applications as well as important data.

2. “Polymer Chemistry” by R B Seymour and C E Carraher

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“Polymer Chemistry” Book Review: The book emphasises on the relation between structure and properties of various polymers. It is recommended to students of higher level courses on the domain and researchers carrying out studies in the field. The book begins with a chapter dedicated to characterization of molecules based on various parameters. Further, the book deals with the physical nature of the polymers and individual macromolecules. Experimental strategies employed in studying these physical and chemical structures are highlighted. Many examples such as textiles and films are also discussed. Properties such as solubility and permeability of polymeric systems are also elucidated.

3. “Polymer Engineering Principles” by R C Progelhof
4. “Composite Materials: Engineering and Science” by F L Matthews and R D Rawlings

Book Review: This book provides an understanding of the applications related to science and engineering of composite materials. The book takes into consideration the advantages of strength along with stiffness, low weight and other properties. The book also discusses the various types of matrices and reinforcement along with the interaction between them. This book is useful for courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the fields of materials science, engineering and physics.

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5. “Engineering Materials: Polymers, Ceramics and Composites” by A K Bhargava

“Engineering Materials: Polymers, Ceramics and Composites” Book Review: Various aspects of several engineering materials are discussed in this book. Students from numerous domains across engineering can refer to this book. Focus is on non-metallic engineering materials and their properties and processing. Appropriate selection of materials according to the manufacturing application is emphasised. The relationship between structure and properties of various materials is highlighted. Recent advances in the field are accounted for. Readers can also find various questions in each chapter of the text strengthening the understanding of the elucidated topics.

6. “Composite Materials: Science and Applications” by Deborah D L Chung

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“Composite Materials: Science and Applications” Book Review: The main idea of the book is studying properties and applications of composite materials. It targets students as well as researchers of the field. The second edition of the book adapts to the changes of the field. Emphasis is laid on development of materials from an applications and operations standpoint.

7. “Mechanical Behaviour of Engineering Materials: Metals, Ceramics, Polymers, and Composites” by Martin Baeker

“Mechanical Behaviour of Engineering Materials: Metals, Ceramics, Polymers, and Composites” Book Review: The book focuses on deformation properties of engineering materials. It can be of use to students as well as practising engineers. Different kinds of material deformation are dealt with in detail. Strengthening of these materials to meet the safety and design requirements is also highlighted. Selection strategy of appropriate engineering material according to the requirement is elucidated.

8. “Cellulosic Materials: Fibers, Networks and Composites” by Wadood Y Hamad

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“Cellulosic Materials: Fibers, Networks and Composites” Book Review: The book deals with fundamental and important concepts of cellulosic materials. It can be of use to students of graduate level courses and researchers carrying out studies in the field. The contents of the book are covered in a total of 5 chapters. The initial chapters focus on morphology, structure and chemical composition along with the mechanics of deformation of natural composite fibers, Further, the book talks about damage accumulation and fatigue testing of these materials. Fractal-based approach for modeling damage accumulation in materials is examined. Analytical approaches in the study of networks and composites are also studied.

9. “Fire Properties of Polymer Composite Materials” by Mouritz Gibson Mouritz

“Fire Properties of Polymer Composite Materials” Book Review: The book emphasises on fire behaviour of polymer composite materials. It can be accessed by students and researchers alike. Along with fundamental and important aspects of behaviour of composites in fire, fire protection materials are also described. Fire properties of nanocomposites are elucidated. Safety regulations and health hazards from burning of polymeric materials are discussed in depth.

10. “Engineering Design with Polymers and Composites” by Gerdeen Rorrer

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“Engineering Design with Polymers and Composites” Book Review: The book focuses on design elements and selection strategies of polymers and composites. It can be accessed by engineering students of relevant domains. The book begins by introducing the readers to fundamentals and even a brief history of polymers and composites. Further, the book discusses mechanical properties, viscoelastic behavior of polymers and composites before talking about fatigue failure, creep and other important properties. Emphasis is laid on the appropriate material selection for various design applications of polymers and composites. Readers can also find numerous examples, tables and illustration strengthening the concepts elucidated.

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