Mechanics of Composite Materials

Mechanics of Composite Materials

Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Naval Structural Mechanics

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editors: F. W. Wendt, H. Liebowitz, N. Perrone
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483147796

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Mechanics of Composite Materials contains the proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Naval Structural Mechanics held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 8-10, 1967. The papers explore the mechanics of composite materials for naval applications. The structural requirements of a system and the fundamental mechanical properties of composite materials, as well as the behavior of such materials under various environmental conditions, are discussed. This book is comprised of 40 chapters and begins with an analysis of missile and aircraft systems constraints and operational requirements, along with ship systems constraints and operational requirements, for composite materials. The following chapters focus on structural uses of composites, particularly in naval ships, aircraft, re-entry vehicles, and space vehicle structures; and the micromechanics, structural mechanics, and failure mechanics of composite materials. Problems in the design of joints and attachments are considered, along with the stability of pre-strained laminated media; environmental factors in the design of composite materials; and the effect of water on glass-reinforced plastics. This monograph will be a useful resource for scientists and engineers who are particularly concerned with the mechanics of composite materials.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Welcoming Address

    Session I. Requirements

    Missile and Aircraft Systems Constraints and Operational Requirements

    Ship Systems Constraints and Operational Requirements

    Materials, and Engineering Problems

    Session II. Applications

    Structural Uses of Composites

    The Use of Composite Materials in Naval Ships

    Applications of Reinforced Plastics in Aircraft

    Applications of Composite Materials in Re-Entry Vehicles

    Applications of Composite Materials in Space Vehicle Structures

    International Forum

    Composites Research in England

    French Developments in the Field of Thermal-Resistant and Mechanical Composites

    Composites Research in Germany

    Session III. Micromechanics

    Theory of Composite Materials

    Statistical Theory of Heterogeneous Media

    Stress-Strain Relations for Composite Materials in Shells of Arbitrary Geometry

    Strains and Stresses in Matrices with Inserts

    Wave Propagation in Laminated and Fiber-Reinforced Composites

    Basic Thermoelastic Problems in Fiber-Reinforced Materials

    Continuum Theories for Composite Materials

    Session IV. Structural Mechanics

    Structural Mechanics of Fiber-reinforced Composites

    The Application of Finite Element Stiffness Matrix Analysis for Composite Structures

    Fiber-Reinforced Plastics for Hydrospace Applications

    Problems in the Design of Joints and Attachments

    Evaluation of the Potential Structural Performance of Composites

    Optimization of Shell Structures Under Bending and Torsion Loads

    Comments to Papers by Prof. U. Hütter and Prof. L. A. Schmit

    The Structural Synthesis Concept and Its Potential Role in Design with Composites

    Advanced Concepts for Composites


    Session V. Failure Mechanics

    Strength of Uniaxial Fibrous Composites

    The Contribution to the Work of Fracture of a Composite Material of "Pull-out" of Fibers

    Experimental Investigations on the Dynamic Strength of Composites

    Stability of Prestrained Laminated Media

    Mechanical Properties of Wire-Reinforced Grains

    The Evaluation of the Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Composites

    Elastic Interface

    Session VI. Environmental Interaction

    Environmental Factors in the Design of Composite Materials

    High-Temperature Ablation Interaction

    Fabrication and Environmental Interaction Effects of Filament-Wound Composites

    Degradation of Composite Materials: The Effect of Water on Glass-Reinforced Plastics

    International Forum

    Summary of Composites Research in Japan

    Summary of Some Composites Applications and Research in Sweden

    Dinner Address

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 902
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483147796

About the Editors

F. W. Wendt

H. Liebowitz

N. Perrone

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