Design and Optimization of Laminated Composite Materials / Edition 1

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Overview

Expand your design horizons with a thorough, integrated knowledge of laminate mechanics and design optimization techniques

Offering a thorough treatment of both contemporary design optimization techniques and the mechanics of composite laminates, Design and Optimization of Laminated Composite Materials broadens engineers' design horizons by providing them with the information they need to take full advantage of this important class of composite materials. Intended to serve as an undergraduate- to graduate-level course text or a professional reference for practicing engineers, it features a rational, integrated presentation, supplemented with case examples, practice exercises, and valuable programming tips. Important features include:
* An integrated approach to the analysis and design of laminated composites
* Selected optimization methods that are suited to the design of laminates with discrete thickness and orientation angles
* Guidelines on getting the most out of numerical and graphical software applications for laminate optimization problems
* A companion Web site containing valuable Mathematica(TM)-based programs and helpful tutorials: www.composite-design.vt.edu

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Editorial Reviews

Civil Engineering
This text is intended to introduce senior-level under graduate or first-year graduate students to the most current techniques for the numerical design of laminated composites. It reviews composite materials and the terminology used to describe them, in-plane stiffness design, strength analysis and design, design for bending requirements, and the equations used in analyze laminated composites.
Booknews
Intended to serve as a senior undergraduate- to graduate-level course text or a reference for practicing aerospace and mechanical engineers, this book treats both contemporary design optimization techniques and the mechanics of composite laminating. Features include selected optimization methods that are suited to the design of laminates with discrete thickness and orientation angles, and guidelines on getting the most out of numerical and graphical software applications for laminate optimization problems. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471252764
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

ZAFER G?RDAL, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering and the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

RAPHAEL T. HAFTKA, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Mechanics, and Engineering Science at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

PRABHAT HAJELA, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, and Mechanics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

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Table of Contents

Mechanics of Laminated Composite Materials.

Hygrothermal Analysis of Laminated Composites.

Laminate In-Plane Stiffness Design.

Integer Programming Techniques.

Failure Criteria for Laminated Composites.

Strength Design of Laminates.

Laminate Design for Flexural and Combined Response.

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