TY - CHAP A1 - Maria Fátima Vaz A2 - Helena Canhão A3 - João Eurico Fonseca ED1 - Pavla Těšinova Y1 - 2011-09-09 PY - 2011 T1 - Bone: A Composite Natural Material N2 - Composites are made up of constituent materials with high engineering potential. This potential is wide as wide is the variation of materials and structure constructions when new updates are invented every day. Technological advances in composite field are included in the equipment surrounding us daily; our lives are becoming safer, hand in hand with economical and ecological advantages. This book collects original studies concerning composite materials, their properties and testing from various points of view. Chapters are divided into groups according to their main aim. Material properties are described in innovative way either for standard components as glass, epoxy, carbon, etc. or biomaterials and natural sources materials as ramie, bone, wood, etc. Manufacturing processes are represented by moulding methods; lamination process includes monitoring during process. Innovative testing procedures are described in electrochemistry, pulse velocity, fracture toughness in macro-micro mechanical behaviour and more. BT - Advances in Composite Materials SP - Ch. 8 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/17523 DO - 10.5772/17523 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-28 ER -