Mechanics of Composite Materials

Mechanics of Composite Materials

Recent Advances

1st Edition - January 1, 1983

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  • Editors: Zvi Hashin, Carl T. Herakovich
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154428

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Mechanics of Composite Materials: Recent Advances covers the proceedings of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) Symposium on Mechanics of Composite Materials. The book reviews papers that emphasize fundamental mechanics, developments, and unresolved problems of the field. The text covers topics such as mechanical properties of composite materials; influence of microstructure on the thermoplastics and transport properties of particulate and short-fiber composites; and further applications of the systematic theory of materials with disordered constitution. The selection also explains the curved thermal crack growth in the interface of a unidirectional carbon-aluminum composite and energy release rates of various microcracks in short-fiber composites. The book will be of great interest to researchers and professionals whose line of work requires the understanding of the mechanics of composite materials.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Opening Remarks

    Session 1. Analysis of Properties I

    Mechanical Properties of Composite Materials

    Influence of Microstructure on the Thermoelastic and Transport Properties of Particulate and Short-Fiber Composites

    Further Applications of the Systematic Theory of Materials with Disordered Constitution

    Session 2. Analysis of Properties II

    Finite Elastic-Plastic Deformation of Composites

    Effective Constitutive Equations for Fiber-Reinforced Viscoplastic Composites

    Metal Matrix Composites: Plasticity and Fatigue

    Damping Mechanisms in Fiber Reinforced Laminates

    Session 3. Strength

    Failure of Fiber Composite Laminates

    Statistics for the Time Dependent Failure of Kevlar-49/Epoxy Composites: Micromechanical Modeling and Data Interpretation

    Analysis of a Hybrid, Uni-directional Laminate with Damage

    Modeling of the Failure Process in Notched Laminates

    Session 4. Dynamic Properties

    Variational Characterization of Waves in Fiber Reinforced Materials

    Harmonic Waves in a Periodically Laminated Medium

    Computational Methods for Eigenvalue Problems in Composites

    Session 5. Laminates I

    Elastic Response of Composite Laminates

    Nonlinear Effects of Elastic Coupling in Unsymmetric Laminates

    Elasticity Solutions for a Class of Composite Laminate Problems with Stress Singularities

    Failure Characteristics of Graphite-Epoxy Structural Components Loaded in Compression

    Session 6. Laminates II

    Optimization of Composite Structures

    Mechanics of Bi-modular Composite Structures

    Stresses Around Pin-Loaded Holes in Composite Materials

    Optimization of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells

    An Endochronic Model for the Response of Unidirectional Composites under Off-Axis Tensile Load

    Curved Thermal Crack Growth in the Interfaces of a Unidirectional Carbon-Aluminum Composite

    Session 7. Damage & Fatigue

    Damage Mechanics and NDE of Composite Laminates

    Fatigue Failure Mechanism of Composite Laminates

    The Role of Matrix Cracking in the Continuum Constitutive Behavior of a Damaged Composite Ply

    A Damage Approach to the Fatigue of Composites

    Energy Release Rates of Various Microcracks in Short-Fiber Composites

    Session 8. Experimental Mechanics

    Experimental Mechanics of Composites

    Session Chairmen


Product details

  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1983
  • Published: January 1, 1983
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154428

About the Editors

Zvi Hashin

Carl T. Herakovich

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