Knovel's Composites subject area has been developed to help engineers understand composite materials better. (Picture courtesy of Inside Elsevier.)
Knovel's Composites subject area has been developed to help engineers understand composite materials better. (Picture courtesy of Inside Elsevier.)

Our customers have told us they are interested in having access to more design and analytical guidance as composites are used for a growing number of applications across the industries we serve.

Meagan Cooke, Knovel

The Composites subject area has been developed to help engineers:

  • identify composite materials;
  • understand potential performance gains or possible risks associated with using a composite material; and
  • evaluate future maintenance and repair requirements.

It also offers guidance on composite material evaluation, analytical methods, selection criteria, and design approaches to support more fuel efficient vehicles, stronger components, increased corrosion resistance and improved fatigue performance.

Topics covered in Knovel's Composites subject area include:

  • general references;
  • material properties;
  • mechanics & design;
  • performance evaluation & monitoring;
  • production & manufacturing; and
  • testing & analysis.
Resources
Knovel's Composites subject area offers information from a select list of leading authors, publishers and societies, including American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, ASM International, Cambridge University Press, CRC Press, Hanser Publications, Oxford University Press, Smithers Rapra, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), US Department of Defense, Woodhead Publishing, and fatigue data for composites from the Sandia National Laboratories / Montana State University fatigue testing programme.

"Knovel's Composites subject area provides a simple and efficient way for materials engineers and design engineers to access industry best practices for design, selection, analysis, testing, manufacturing and repair related to composite materials," says Meagan Cooke, senior director of Product Management, Content for Knovel.

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