Reinforced Polymer Matrix Syntactic Foams: Effect of Nano and Micro-Scale Reinforcement
By Nikhil Gupta, Dinesh Pinisetty, and Vasanth Chakravarthy Shunmugasamy
Reinforced Polymer Matrix Syntactic Foams: Effect of Nano and Micro-Scale Reinforcement examines the fabrication processes, mechanism of reinforcement, and structure-property correlations of reinforced syntactic foams. The authors present the state of the art in this field and compare the properties of various types of syntactic foam systems comprising different matrix, hollow particle, and reinforcement materials. The book further identifies theories useful in predicting the properties of reinforced syntactic foams and conducting parametric studies to understand the possibility for tailoring their properties.
Gupta, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at NYU-Poly, is the recent recipient of the ASM International Silver Medal, which recognizes a career of distinguished contributions in the field of materials science and engineering and service to the profession. His work focuses on lightweight materials with high damage tolerance for helmets, body armor and vehicle structures. Pinisetty is a research associate and adjunct professor in NYU-Poly’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Shunmugasamy recently received his doctoral degree in the department.