Composites and nanocomposites are used in cases where long durability and strength of components are required, such as drills used in oil and gas production where parts under collision, impact, and rotating motion are subjected to high stress levels, erosion processes, and multiphase environments. This book provides a guide for new nanocomposites, mainly based on carbon nanotubes. It makes a comparative study of fiber-reinforced composites which have been embedded into the matrix with nanocomposites containing nanotubes in lieu of fibers.
Mahmood Aliofkhazraei is a PhD researcher of corrosion and surface engineering group at the Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, Iran. Having obtained his academic degrees from this university, he has focused most of his research on different aspects of plasma electrolysis. He has authored over 20 scientific publications on plasma electrolysis and has received numerous scientific awards, such as Khwarizmi award and he is the author of the best thesis in the field of nanotechnology and also the best researcher in the field of nanotechnology in his country (under 35). He is also a member of the national association of surface sciences, Iranian corrosion association and national elite foundation of Iran.