Mechanics of Composite Structures

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This book will be of great practical use to graduate students, researchers, and practicing engineers seeking to acquire advanced knowledge of the mechanics of composites and of the applications of composite materials.
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"...the book is a uniquely successful sythesis of writing. On the one hand the book is written clearly, with practical users in mind. On the other hand, the text is complete and is based on sound fundamental principles...this comprehensive book has not just become either a collection of formulae or lengthy derivations...It also resulted in numerical examples that not only illustrate solution techniques but shed light on the underlying principles." Journal of Computational and Applied Mechanics

"Overall, the book will be of practical use to final year undergraduate enginering students, researchers on composites and practicing engineers seeking to acquire knoledge of mechanics of composite materials and of their applications." The Aeronautical Journal, C. Soutis

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521126908
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

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1 Introduction 1
2 Displacements, Strains, and Stresses 3
3 Laminated Composites 63
4 Thin Plates 89
5 Sandwich Plates 169
6 Beams 203
7 Beams with Shear Deformation 313
8 Shells 365
9 Finite Element Analysis 395
10 Failure Criteria 411
11 Micromechanics 436
App. A Cross-Sectional Properties of Thin-Walled Composite Beams 453
App. B Buckling Loads and Natural Frequencies of Orthotropic Beams with Shear Deformation 461
App. C Typical Material Properties 464
Index 469
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