TY - CHAP A1 - Craig Vierra A2 - Yang Hsia A3 - Eric Gnesa A4 - Simon Tang A5 - Felicia Jeffery ED1 - John Cuppoletti Y1 - 2011-07-20 PY - 2011 T1 - Spider Silk Composites and Applications N2 - Composite materials, often shortened to composites, are engineered or naturally occurring materials made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties which remain separate and distinct at the macroscopic or microscopic scale within the finished structure. The aim of this book is to provide comprehensive reference and text on composite materials and structures. This book will cover aspects of design, production, manufacturing, exploitation and maintenance of composite materials. The scope of the book covers scientific, technological and practical concepts concerning research, development and realization of composites. BT - Metal, Ceramic and Polymeric Composites for Various Uses SP - Ch. 15 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/22894 DO - 10.5772/22894 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-26 ER -