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New SAE International Book Charts Use of Composites to Achieve Economic Success in Engineering

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 21, 2015 -

SAE International offers a new book that captures the state of the composites industry to assist engineering/technical professionals in charting a course for achieving economic success.

Economics of Success explores the material characteristics of composites, their applications, and complex composites manufacturing processes that depend on many factors.

The expert panel of writers from various industry segments (i.e., commercial/military aerospace, wind energy, automotive, and bicycle industries) address fundamental topics and explore the affordability of composites from raw material to end-of life-disposal costs with skilled perspectives that include:

·         Material characteristics and economics of composite structure

·         Complex manufacturing and specifics of assembly methods

·         Applications for composites

·         Product and human health

·         Safety and environmental impacts

The authors of Economics of Composites provide strong basic economics concepts that are directly applied to the composites industry. The content conveys both the reality of the industry, as well as the trends and constantly emerging challenges that impact the cost of composites and are necessary for return on investment, as well as enabling the full potential of composites.

- Published By: SAE International
- Binding: Hardbound
- Product Code: R-440
- ISBN: 978-0-7680-8121-3
- Price: $119.95 - SAE International Members save up to 20% off list price.

For more information, including free front and back matter, or to order Economics of Composites, visit

To request an electronic review copy of the book, email Forward published reviews to Shawn Andreassi at or SAE International, 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale PA, 15096-0001, or to receive a print copy of the book or another equivalent SAE International book.

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