Designing with Plastics and Composites: A Handbook by Donald V. Rosato Ph.D., David P. Di Mattia, Dominick V.

By Donald V. Rosato Ph.D., David P. Di Mattia, Dominick V. Rosato (auth.)

For your time there was a powerful desire within the plastic and similar industries for an in depth, useful ebook on designing with plastics and composites (reinforced plastics). This one-source e-book meets this criterion via essentially explaining all points of designing with plastics, as should be noticeable from the desk of Contents and Index. It offers details on what's forward in addition to brand new know-how. It explains how one can interrelate the method of assembly layout functionality standards with that of choosing the right kind plastic and production technique to make a product on the lowest rate. This e-book has been ready with an know-how that its usefulness will count drastically upon its simplicity. the final guiding premise has accordingly been to supply all crucial info. each one bankruptcy is geared up to top current a strategy for designing with plastics and composites. of business designers, even if in engineering This booklet will turn out worthwhile to all kinds or occupied with items, molds, dies or apparatus, and to humans in new-product ventures, learn and improvement, advertising, procuring, and administration who're concerned with such diversified items as home equipment, the development undefined, vehicles, boats, electronics, furnishings, scientific, sport, area automobiles, and others. during this guide the elemental necessities of the houses and processing behaviors of plastics are provided in one resource meant to be one the consumer may want to retain inside of effortless reach.

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It will become obvious that what is considered good design practice insofar as metals are concerned will not necessarily be good practice for processing plastics. It is advisable when in doubt to review this book, the referenced literature on the subject, or consult processing experts who know the limitations of plastics. By working in close cooperation with the plastics fabricator it is usually possible to arrive at a satisfactory compromise. Almost all current methods of design analysis are based on models of material behavior that are relevant to traditional metallic materials, as for example elasticity and plastic yield (see Chapter 3).

Figure 1-24. The "Gossamer Albatross," a human-powered all-plastic airplane that conquered the English Channel in 1979, used Du Pont's Mylar bioriented TP polyester film, Kevlar aramid fiber, Delrin acetal resin. Dacron TP polyester fiber, and nylon as key elements in its construction. This innovative use of lightweight engineered plastics used bicycle pedals to provide power to a propeller. 32 Figure 1-25. This solar challenger all-plastic airplane was designed and built by a team headed by Dr.

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