Advanced Topics in Characterization of Composites is a product of the ''Characterization of Composite Materials" graduate course in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Tulsa. It contains a series of chapters describing characterization techniques for polymer-matrix composite materials. Topics covered include:
-thermal analysis using DSC,
-single-fiber fragmentation testing,
-creep and creep nature,
-structural health monitoring, and
The chapters include comprehensive literature reviews, background information, and best practices in experimental composites evaluation.
The editor, Dr. Michael R. Kessler, is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tulsa. He teaches Experimental Characterization of Composite Materials and performs research in the mechanics and processing of polymer-matrix composites.