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Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structural Elements

Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structural Elements analyzes contemporary theoretical models at the micro- and macro levels of material structure. Its coverage of practical methods and approaches, experimental results, and optimization of composite material properties and structural component performance can be put to practical use by researchers and engineers.

The third edition of the book consists of twelve chapters progressively covering all structural levels of composite materials from their constituents through elementary plies and layers to laminates and laminated composite structural elements. All-new coverage of beams, plates and shells adds significant currency to researchers.

Composite materials have been the basis of many significant breakthroughs in industrial applications, particularly in aerospace structures, over the past forty years. Their high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios are the main material characteristics that attract the attention of the structural and design engineers. Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structural Elements helps ensure that researchers and engineers can continue to innovate in this vital field.

Audience

Graduate researchers and above studying composite mechanics. Practicing engineers in industry, including members of ASME, AIAA and SAE; aerospace and automotive engineers designing and analyze composite materials.

Hardbound, 832 Pages

Published: July 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-098231-1

Reviews

  • "The third edition of the book consists of twelve chapters progressively covering all structural levels of composite materials from their constituents through elementary plies and layers to laminates and laminated composite structural elements. All-new coverage of beams, plates and shells adds significant currency to researchers."--MaterialsToday.com, December 16, 2013


Contents

  • CONTENTS

    Preface to the Third Edition

    Chapter 1 Introduction

      1.1 Structural Materials

        1.2 Composite Materials

        1.3 References

        Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Mechanics of Solids

        2.1 Stresses

        2.2 Equilibrium Equations

        2.3 Stress Transformation

        2.4 Principal Stresses

        2.5 Displacements and Strains

        2.6 Transformation of Small Strains

        2.7 Compatibility Equations

        2.8 Admissible Static and Kinematic Fields

        2.9 Constitutive Equations for an Elastic Solid

        2.10 Formulations of the Problem

        2.11 Variational Principles

        2.12 References

        Chapter 3 Mechanics of a Unidirectional Ply

        3.1 Ply Architecture

        3.2 Fiber-Matrix Interaction

        3.3 Micromechanics of a Ply

        3.4 Mechanical Properties of a Ply under Tension, Shear, and Compression

        3.5 Hybrid Composites

        3.6 Composites with High Fiber Fraction

        3.7 Limitations of Phenomenological Ply Models

        3.8 References

        Chapter 4 Mechanics of a Composite Layer

        4.1 Isotropic Layer

        4.2 Unidirectional Orthotropic Layer

        4.3 Unidirectional Anisotropic Layer

        4.4 Orthogonally Reinforced Orthotropic Layer

        4.5 Angle-Ply Orthotropic Layer

        4.6 Layer Made by Angle-Ply Circumferential Winding

        4.7 Fabric Layers

        4.8 Lattice Layer

        4.9 Spatially Reinforced Layers and Bulk Materials

        4.10 References

        Chapter 5 Mechanics of Laminates

        5.1 Stiffness Coefficients of a Generalized Anisotropic Layer

        5.2 Stiffness Coefficients of a Homogeneous Layer

        5.3 Stiffness Coefficients of a Laminate

        5.4 Symmetric Laminates

        5.5 Engineering Stiffness Coefficients of Orthotropic Laminates

        5.6 Quasi-Homogeneous Laminates

        5.7 Quasi-Isotropic Laminates

        5.8 Antisymmetric Laminates

        5.9 Sandwich Structures

        5.10 Coordinate of the Reference Plane

        5.11 Stresses in Laminates

        5.12 Example

        5.13 References

        Chapter 6 Failure Criteria and Strength of Laminates

        6.1 Failure Criteria for an Elementary Composite Layer or Ply

        6.2 Practical Recommendations

        6.3 Examples

        6.4 Allowable Stresses for Laminates Consisting of Unidirectional Plies

        6.5 Progressive Failure

        6.6 References

        Chapter 7 Environmental, Special Loading, and Manufacturing Effects

        7.1 Temperature Effects

        7.2 Hydrothermal Effects and Aging

        7.3 Time-Dependent Loading Effects

        7.4 Manufacturing Effects

        7.5 References

        Chapter 8 Laminated Composite Beams

        8.1 Basic Equations and Relationships

        8.2 Bending of Laminated Beams

        8.3 Buckling under Axial Compression

        8.4 References

        Chapter 9 Thin-Walled Composite Beams

        9.1 Composite Beams with Closed Cross-Sectional Contour

        9.2 Composite Beams with Open Cross-Sectional Contour

        9.3 References

        Chapter 10 Rectangular Composite Plates

        10.1 Equations of the Plate Theory

        10.2 Symmetrically Laminated Plates

        10.3 Non-symmetrically Laminated Plates

        10.4 References

        Chapter 11 Circular Cylindrical Shells

        11.1 Governing Equations

        11.2 Stress State Independent on the Circumferential Coordinate

        11.3 Stress State Independent on the Axial Coordinate

        11.4 Applied Theories

        11.4.3 Engineering Theory

        11.5 Buckling of Cylindrical Shells

        11.6 References

        Chapter 12 Optimal Composite Structures

        12.1 Optimal Fibrous Structures

        12.2 Composite Laminates of Uniform Strength

        12.3 Design of Composite Laminates under Strength Constraints

        12.4 Design of Composite Laminates under Strength and Buckling

        Constraints

        12.5 Application to Optimal Composite Structures

        12.6 References

        Author Index

        Subject Index

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