Mechanics of Composite Materials / Edition 2

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Overview

In 1997, Dr. Kaw introduced the first edition of Mechanics of Composite Materials, receiving high praise for its comprehensive scope and detailed examples. He also introduced the groundbreaking PROMAL software, a valuable tool for designing and analyzing structures made of composite materials. Updated and expanded to reflect recent advances in the field, this Second Edition retains all of the features-logical, streamlined organization, thorough coverage, and self-contained treatment-that made the first edition a bestseller.

The book begins with a question-and-answer style introduction to composite materials, including updated material on new applications. The remainder of the book discusses macromechanical analysis of both individual lamina and laminate materials; micromechanical analysis of lamina including elasticity based models; failure, analysis, and design of laminates; and a new chapter devoted to symmetrical and nonsymmetrical beams. New examples and derivations were added to the chapters on micromechanical and macromechanical analysis of lamina, and the design chapter includes two new examples: design of a pressure vessel and a drive shaft. The author also added key terms and a summary to each chapter. Updated PROMAL software is available at the author's Web site, updated frequently, along with new multiple-choice questions.

With superior tools and complete coverage, Mechanics of Composite Materials, Second Edition makes it easier than ever to integrate composite materials into your designs with confidence.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
This introduction to the mechanical behavior of composites introduces the basics of composites by posing frequently-asked questions, answered in depth by the author. PROMAL software is included, which allows readers to conduct studies, compare theories, design structures, and access the information in tables and graphs. Intended for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849313431
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 10/26/2005
  • Series: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 490
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITE MATERIALS
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Classification
Recycling Fiber-Reinforced Composites
Mechanics Terminology
Summary
Key Terms
Exercise Set
References

MACROMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF A LAMINA
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Review of Definitions
Hooke's Law for Different Types of Materials
Hooke's Law for a Two-Dimensional Unidirectional Lamina
Hooke's Law for a Two-Dimensional Angle Lamina
Engineering Constants of an Angle Lamina
Invariant Form of Stiffness and Compliance Matrices for an Angle Lamina
Strength Failure Theories of an Angle Lamina
Hygrothermal Stresses and Strains in a Lamina
Summary
Key Terms
Exercise Set
References
APPENDIX A: MATRIX ALGEBRA
Key Terms
APPENDIX B: TRANSFORMATION OF STRESSES AND STRAINS
Transformation of Stress
Transformation of Strains
Key Terms

MICROMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF A LAMINA
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Volume and Mass Fractions, Density, and Void Content
Evaluation of the Four Elastic Moduli
Ultimate Strengths of a Unidirectional Lamina
Coefficients of Thermal Expansion
Coefficients of Moisture Expansion
Summary
Key Terms
Exercise Set
References

MACROMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF LAMINATES
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Laminate Code
Stress-Strain Relations for a Laminate
In-Plane and Flexural Modulus of a Laminate
Hygrothermal Effects in a Laminate
Summary
Key Terms
Exercise Set
References

FAILURE, ANALYSIS, AND DESIGN OF LAMINATES
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Special Cases of Laminates
Failure Criterion for a Laminate
Design of a Laminated Composite
Other Mechanical Design Issues
Summary
Key Terms
Exercise Set
References

BENDING OF BEAMS
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Symmetric Beams
Nonsymmetric Beams
Summary
Key Terms
Exercise Set
References
INDEX

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