The most complete and up-to-date guide available to composite materials, with full coverage of applications, processing and synthesis, and design considerations. Helps the engineer or designer make decisions about the appropriate composites for use in new products. Provides up-to-date information on commercial, military and industrial applications. Covers new composites and processes, including vapor phase reaction techniques used to permeate carbon-fiber structures with silicon carbide. Extensive coverage of post-processing, manufacturing and assembly. Professional engineers and designers in the aerospace, automotive and transportation industries who are working with composite materials.