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Practical Micromechanics of Composite Materials provides an accessible treatment of micromechanical theories for the analysis and design of multi-phased composites. Written with both students and practitioners in mind and coupled with a fully functional MATLAB code to enable the solution of technologically relevant micromechanics problems, the book features an array of illustrative example problems and exercises highlighting key concepts and integrating the MATLAB code. The MATLAB scripts and functions empower readers to enhance and create new functionality tailored to their needs, and the book and code highly complement one another. The book presents classical lamination theory and then proceeds to describe how to obtain effective anisotropic properties of a unidirectional composite (ply) via micromechanics and multiscale analysis. Calculation of local fields via mechanical and thermal strain concentration tensors is presented in a unified way across several micromechanics theories. The importance of these local fields is demonstrated through the determination of consistent Margins of Safety (MoS) and failure envelopes for thermal and mechanical loading. Finally, micromechanics-based multiscale progressive damage is discussed and implemented in the accompanying MATLAB code.
- Emphasizes appropriate application of micromechanics theories to composite behavior
- Addresses multiple popular micromechanics theories, which are provided in MATLAB
- Discusses stresses and strains resulting from realistic thermal and mechanical loading
- Includes availability of solution manual for professors using the book in the classroom
Upper level undergrad and graduate students; academic researchers looking for current techniques; practicing engineers looking to refine their own approaches
2. Lamination theory using macromechanics
3. Closed form micromechanics
4. Failure criteria and margins of safety
5. The generalized method of cells (GMC) micromechanics theory
6. The high-fidelity generalized method of cells (HFGMC) micromechanics theory
7. Progressive damage and failure
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2021
- 1st July 2021
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Jacob Aboudi is a Professor Emeritus at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel. He was formerly Head of the University’s Department of Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures, and Dean of their Faculty of Engineering. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Strathclyde, Northwestern University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Virginia, and has over 45 years of research experience. He has written over 300 journal articles and 2 prior books.
Professor Emeritus, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Steven M. Arnold is the Technical Lead for Multiscale Modeling within the Materials and Structures Division at NASA Glenn Research Center, Ohio, USA. He was awarded NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal in 2019, the ASC/DEStech Award in Composites for 2015, NASA’s Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal in 2014, and the NASA Glenn Abe Silverstein outstanding research award in 2004. He is co-founder and current Chairman of the Material Data Management Consortium (MDMC), an ASM International Fellow and has over 30 years of research experience resulting in over 440 technical publications and 2 U.S. patents.
Technical Lead for Multiscale Modeling, Materials and Structures Division, NASA Glenn Research Center, Brook Park, Ohio, USA, and co-founder and Chairman, Material Data Management Consortium (MDMC)
Brett A. Bednarcyk is a Senior Research Engineer in the Materials and Structures Division at NASA Glenn Research Center, Ohio, USA. He serves as a composite expert for NASA Space Launch Systems (SLS) projects and the NASA Engineering and Safety Center Structures Technical Discipline Team. He has held visiting appointments at the RWTH Aachen University (Germany) and the University of Virginia. He was awarded the NASA Glenn Abe Silverstein outstanding research award in 2015 and NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal in 2013. He has over 20 years of research experience, over 300 technical publications, and is the primary developer of NASA’s MAC/GMC composites software.
Senior Research Engineer, Materials and Structures Division, NASA Glenn Research Center, Brook Park, Ohio, USA
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