Dynamic Response and Failure of Composite Materials and Structures - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081008874, 9780081009024

Dynamic Response and Failure of Composite Materials and Structures

1st Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780081009024
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081008874
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 18th May 2017
Page Count: 436
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Dynamic Response and Failure of Composite Materials and Structures presents an overview of recent developments in a specialized area of research with original contributions from the authors who have been asked to outline needs for further investigations in their chosen topic area. The result is a presentation of the current state-of-the art in very specialized research areas that cannot be found elsewhere in the literature.

For example, Massabò presents a newly developed theory for laminated composite plates that accounts for imperfect bonding between layers with new solutions for problems involving thermal effects. This theory is new and computationally-efficient, and the author describes how it fits in the broader context of composite plate theory. Abrate discusses the design of composite marine propellers and presents a detailed derivation of the equations of motion of a rotating blade, including centrifugal effects and the effects of pre-twisting and other geometric parameters.

This book is a major reference resource for academic and industrial researchers and designers working in aerospace, automotives, and the marine engineering industry.

Key Features

  • Presents recent developments in a research field that has experienced tremendous advances because of improved computational capabilities, new materials, and new testing facilities
  • Includes contributions from leading researchers from Europe and the USA who present the current state-of-the-art, including unique and original research
  • Provides extensive experimental results and numerical solutions
  • Appeals to a broad range of professional researchers working in aerospace, automotive, and marine engineering fields


Academic, industrial researchers and designers working in aerospace, automotive and marine engineering fields who are dealing with composite structures and postgraduate students on materials and engineering courses

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part 1 The Dynamic behavior of Composite Materials and Structures
2. Numerical methods to predict the nonlinear transient response of laminated composite structures under dynamic loads
3. Thermoelastic solutions for laminates and sandwiches with interlayer delaminations and imperfect thermal contact
4. Dynamic behavior of composite marine propeller blades
5. Numerical simulations and experimental experiences of impact on composite structures

Part 2 Low Velocity Impact on Composite Structures
6. On the modelling of low velocity impact Phenomena on Composite structures
7. Semi-continuous modeling of low velocity impacts on woven fabric laminates
8. Impact of composite plates in contact with water
9. Impact behaviour and destructive and non-destructive damage investigations on composite laminates at room and low temperature loading conditions
10. Impact response of advanced composite structures reinforced by carbon nanoparticles

Part 3 Blast Loading and Crash Absorbing Composite Materials and Structures
11. Implosion of Composite Cylinders due to Underwater Impulsive Loads
12. CFRP versus GFRP sandwich materials blast damage/response
13. Progressive bearing failure of composites for crash energy absorption
14. Thin-walled truncated conical structures under axial collapse: analysis of crushing parameters
15. Lightweight solutions for vehicle frontal bumper: crash design and manufacturing issues
16. Pressure reconstruction during water impact through particle image velocimetry: methodology overview and applications to lightweight structures


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