Acknowledged author Louis C. Dorworth wrote Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication & Repair comprising 304 pages back in 2009. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1560277521 and 9781560277521. Since then Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication & Repair textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $17.26 or rent at the marketplace.
Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication and Repair” is the complimentary text to the basic Abaris Training composite courses. The text assumes no prior knowledge about advanced composite materials, and gradually makes the reader conversant in composite terminology. Although largely geared toward the aerospace industry, it will also appeal to readers working in sporting goods, wind energy, marine and motor sports industries. After giving a comprehensive description of what composites are and how they work, the book breaks the materials down into their constituents; different types of fibers; carbon, aramid, glass, and others; matrix materials; ceramics, thermoplastic and specifically thermoset resins and their different chemistries. It then goes into detail about design considerations and guidelines, various tooling concepts, manufacturing methods, and accepted repair theories and concepts. Other sections include the most up-to-date information on adhesive bonding technology, core materials, materials testing and non-destructive inspection (NDI) techniques and equipment.