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Section 1: Introduction to Composites: Introduction to Composites. Section 2: Constituent Materials: Introduction to Constituent Materials; Introduction to Reinforcing Fibers; Glass Fibers; Carbon Fibers; Aramid Fibers; Other Organic Continuous Fibers; Ceramic Fibers; Discontinuous Reinforcements for Metal-Matrix Composites; Continuous Fiber Reinforcements for Metal-Matrix Composites; Fabrics and Preforms; Braiding; Epoxy Resins; Polyester Resins; Bismaleimide Resins; Polyimide Resins; Phenolic Resins; Cyanate Ester Resins; Thermoplastic Resins; Glass Mat Thermoplastics; Molding Compounds; Metallic Matrices; Ceramic Matrices; Carbon Matrices; Interfaces; Lightweight Structural Cores. Section 3: Engineering Mechanics, Analysis, and Design: Introduction to Engineering Mechanics, Analysis, and Design; Micromechanics; Macromechanics Analysis of Laminate Properties; Strength; Fracture Mechanics; Hydrothermal Behavior; Fatigue and Life Prediction; Damping Properties; Bolted and Bonded Joints; Instability Considerations; Damage Tolerance; Out-of-Plane Analysis; Analysis of Sandwich Structures; Finite Element Analysis; Computer Programs; Testing and Analysis Correlation; Design Criteria; Design Allowables; Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing; Design, Tooling, and Manufacturing Interaction; Cost Analysis; Rapid Prototyping; Design Guidelines; Engineering Mechanics, Analysis, and Design of Metal-Matrix Composites; Engineering Mechanics, Analysis, and Design of Ceramic-Matrix Composites. Section 4: Manufacturing Processes: Introduction to Manufacturing of Polymer-Matrix Composites; Process Modeling; Composite Tooling; Electroformed Nickel Tooling; Elastomeric Tooling; Open Molding: Hand Lay-Up and Spray-Up; Yacht Manufacture; Prepreg and Ply Cutting; Manual Prepreg Lay-Up; Fiber Placement; Automated Tape Laying; Curing; Resin Transfer Molding and Structural Reaction Injection Molding; Vacuum Infusion; Compression Molding; Filament Winding; Pultrusion; Tube Rolling; Thermoplastic Composites Manufacturing; Processing of Metal-Matrix Composites; Processing of Ceramic-Matrix Composites; Processing of Carbon-Carbon Composites. Section 5: Post-Processing and Assembly: Introduction to Post Processing and Assembly of Composites; Machining, Trimming, and Routing of Polymer-Matrix Composites; Secondary Adhesive Bonding of Polymer-Matrix Composites; Processing and Joining of Thermoplastic Composites; Hole Drilling in Polymer-Matrix Composites; Mechanical Fastener Selection; Environmental Protection and Sealing; Post-Processing of Metal-Matrix Composites; Post-Processing and Assembly of Ceramic-Matrix Composites. Section 6: Quality Assurance: Introduction to Quality Assurance; Resin Properties Analysis; Tooling and Assembly Quality Control; Reinforcing Material Lay-Up Quality Control; Closed-Loop and Cure Quality Control; Nondestructive Testing; Quality Assurance of Metal-Matrix Composites. Section 7: Testing and Certification: Introduction to Testing and Certification; Overview of Testing and Certification; Test Program Planning; Prepreg and Constituent Testing; Lamina and Laminate Nonmechanical Testing; Lamina and Laminate Mechanical Testing; Element and Subcomponent Testing; Full-Scale Structural Testing. Section 8: Properties and Performance: Introduction to Properties and Performance of Composites; Properties and Performance of Polymer-Matrix Composites; Properties of Metal-Matrix Composites; Properties and Performance of Ceramic-Matrix and Carbon-Carbon Composites. Section 9: Product Reliability, Maintainability, and Repair: Introduction to Product Reliability, Maintainability, and Repair; Designing for Repairability; Repair Engineering and Design Considerations; Repair Applications, Quality Control, and Inspection; Ship Structure Repairs; Rehabilitation of Reinforced Concrete Structures Using Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites; Maintainability Issues; Bonded Repair of Metal Structures Using Composites; Worldwide Repair Standardization; Product Reliability, In-Service Experience, and Lessons Learned. Section 10: Failure Analysis: Introduction to Failure Analysis; Failure Causes; Failure Analysis Procedures; Visual Analysis, Nondestructive Testing, and Destructive Testing; Microscopy; Thermal Analysis; Fractography; Case Histories; Fatigue Properties and Quantitative Fractography of Metal-Matrix Composites; Failure Analysis of Ceramic-Matrix Composites. Section 11: Recycling and Disposal: Introduction to Recycling and Disposal of Composites; Recycling and Disposal of Polymer-Matrix Composites; Recycling and Disposal of Metal-Matrix Composites. Section 12: Applications and Experience: Introduction to Composites Applications; Automotive Ground Transportation Applications; Automotive Applications of Metal-Matrix Composites; Space Applications; Aeronautical Applications of Metal-Matrix Composites; Engine Applications; Aircraft Applications; Applications of Carbon-Carbon Composites; Sports and Recreation Applications; Thermal Management and Electronic Packaging Applications; Marine Applications; Civil Infrastructure Applications; Applications of Ceramic-Matrix Composites. Glossary of Terms.

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