Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780081022092, 9780081022108

Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures

4th Edition

Authors: Valery Vasiliev Evgeny Morozov
Paperback ISBN: 9780081022092
eBook ISBN: 9780081022108
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 900
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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 fourth edition has been updated to reflect new manufacturing processes (such as 3D printing of two matrix composite structural elements) and new theories developed by the authors. The authors have expanded the content of advanced topic areas with new chapters on axisymmetric deformation of composite shells of revolution, composite pressure vessels, and anisogrid composite lattice structures. This revision includes enhanced sections on optimal design of laminated plates and additional examples of the finite element modelling of composite structures and numerical methods.

Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structural Elements, Fourth edition is unique in that it addresses a wide range of advanced problems in the mechanics of composite materials, such as the physical statistical aspects of fiber strength, stress diffusion in composites with damaged fibers, nonlinear elasticity, and composite pressure vessels to name a few. It also provides the foundation for traditional basic composite material mechanics, making it one of the most comprehensive references on this topic.

Key Features

  • Advanced material on composite structures including chapters on composite pressure vessels and axisymmetric deformation of composite shells of revolution
  • Applications of composite materials to spacecraft, aircraft and marine included throughout
  • Practical examples of analysis and design of real composite structural components


Materials scientist structural and design engineers, researchers, senior undergraduates, graduate students

Table of Contents

1. Mechanics of a Unidirectional Ply
2. Mechanics of a Composite Layer
3. Mechanics of Laminates
4. Failure Criteria and Strength of Laminates
5. Environmental, Special Loading, and Manufacturing Effects
6. Laminated Composite Beams and Columns
7. Composite Plates
8. Thin-Walled Composite Beams
9. Circular Cylindrical Shells
10. Axisymmetric Deformation of Composite Shells of Revolution
11. Composite Pressure Vessels
12. Anisogrid Composite Lattice Structures


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About the Author

Valery Vasiliev

Professor Valery V. Vasiliev

Professor, Moscow State University of Aviation Technology

V.V. Vasiliev became a Titled Professor in 1973, and was elected as a corresponding member of the USSR (now Russian) Academy of Sciences in 1984. He worked as an engineer of the Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute (61-62), senior researcher and associate professor of Moscow Aviation Institute (63-72), professor of Moscow Institute of Civil Aviation Engineering (72-73) and, since 1974, has been the Head of the Department of Mechanics and Optimisation of Processes and Structures of the Moscow State University of Aviation Technology. Since 1971, he has been the General Scientific Consultant of Central Research Institute of Special Machinery. In 1984 and 2001 he was awarded with the USSR State Prize and RF Government Prize for application of composite materials in aerospace structures. Professor Vasiliev is an author or co-author of 16 monographs, textbooks, handbooks, and design guides in mechanics of thin-walled and composite structures.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanics and Optimization of Processes and Structures, Russian State University of Technology, Moscow, Russia

Evgeny Morozov

Professor Evgeny V. Morozov

Professor, University of New South Wales

Professor Morozov has more than 35 years practical and research experience in the field of composite technology. He co-authored four books and published more than 200 papers on mechanics and analysis of composite materials and structures.

He became a Full Professor of Aerospace Composite Structures, Moscow State University of Aviation Technology in 1991. In 1995, he joined the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Natal, South Africa as the Professor of Manufacturing Systems. In 2007, he joined University of New South Wales (UNSW), Canberra, Australia as the Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

His achievements are recognized internationally, he has been a co-organizer and co-chairman of a number of international conferences, a member of Scientific International Conference Committees and Advisory Boards, paper reviewer, session chairman, and invited paper presenter at numerous international conferences on mechanics and modelling of composite materials and structures.

He is a Member of the Editorial Boards of Composite Structures (International Journal), Elsevier; the International Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics (JEFF), INDA, TAPPI, The Fiber Society; Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal “Curved and Layered Structures”, De Gruyter; Editorial Board Member for the Elsevier Journal “Heliyon”

Professor Morozov is Co-founder and Chair of the Advanced Composite Research Unit (ACRU) of the School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW Canberra, Australia established in July 2008.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa