One of the most important and exciting areas of composites research is the development of modelling techniques to predict the response of composite materials to different types of stress. Predictive modelling provides the opportunity both to understand better how composites behave in different conditions and to develop materials with enhanced performance for particular industrial applications. Multi-scale modelling of composite material systems summarises the key research in this area and its implications for industry.
The book covers modelling approaches ranging from the micron to the metre in scale, and from the single fibre to complete composite structures. Individual chapters discuss a variety of material types from laminates and fibre-reinforced composites to monolithic and sandwich composites. They also analyse a range of types of stress and stress response from fracture and impact to wear and fatigue. Authors also discuss the strengths and weaknesses of particular models.
With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Multi-scale modelling of composite material systems is a standard reference for both academics and manufacturers in such areas as aerospace, automotive and civil engineering.
- Extensive coverage of this important and exciting area of composites research
- Understand how composites behave in different circumstances
- Compiled by an expert panel of authors and editors
Academics and manufacturers in such areas as aerospace, automotive, and civil engineering
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- 29th August 2005
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Professor Costas Soutis is Head of Aerospace Engineering at The University of Sheffield.
Dr Peter W. R.Beaumont is Reader in Engineering at the University of Cambridge.
Cambridge University, UK