Provides a practical overview of the different types, properties, applications and design implementations of the latest composite materials. Describes important composite families, including metals, ceramics, polymers and other engineered materials. Shows how each type of composite may be designed, manufactured, strengthened, and repaired. Introduces composite modeling techniques. Explains the major industrial applications for composites. Primary markets for this book include materials engineers and designers in aerospace, automotive and transportation industries; works managers, facilities engineers, test engineers, plant engineers, manufacturing and industrial engineers, and production managers; students in material science, mechanical engineering and metallurgy.