TY - CHAP A1 - João A. Oliveira A2 - Joaquim Pinho-da-Cruz A3 - Filipe Teixeira-Dias ED1 - Pavla Těšinova Y1 - 2011-09-09 PY - 2011 T1 - Asymptotic Expansion Homogenisation and Multiscale Topology Optimisation of Composite Structures 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. 23 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/21065 DO - 10.5772/21065 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-22 ER -