Mechanics Of Composite Structures

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This book compiles techniques used to analyze composite structural elements ranging from beams through plates to stiffened shells. The content is suitable for graduate-level students with a basic background in mechanics of composite materials. Moreover, this book will be placed in an active spot on the bookshelves of composite structures designers as well as researchers.

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Vasiliev (composite structures, Moscow Aviation Technology Institute) explains the traditional approaches to engineering mechanics for structures made from the new composite materials that are very high in strength and stiffness in proportion to their weight. At a level suitable for graduate students or professionals in mechanical engineering who have some background in composite materials, he lays out the techniques used to analyze structural elements ranging from beams through plates to stiffened shells. First published in 1988 in Russian. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560320340
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 517
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Matrix Materials
Structural Features and Mechanical Properties of Composite Materials
Elastic Properties of Composite Ply
Elastic Properties of Angle-Ply Laminate

Equations of the Elasticity of Theory for an Orthotropic Medium in Orthogonal Curvilinear Coordinates
Preliminary Analysis - Basic Assumptions
Equations of Engineering Mechanics for Thin-Walled Composite Structures
General and Simplified Forms of Governing Equations and Boundary Conditions
Composite Structures of Variable Thickness
Hygrothermal Effects
Nonlinear Stress-Strain Behavior of Composite Materials
Geometric Nonlinearity
Dynamic Response

Governing Equations for Laminated Beams
Lateral Bending
Buckling Under Axial Compression
Dynamic Behaviour
Circular Rings

Single-Cell Beams
Beams with Open Cross-Section Contour
Analysis of Thin-Walled Beams with Multi-Cell Cross-Section Contour

Equations of the Theory of Laminated Plates
Symmetrically Laminated Panels
Generally Laminated Plates
Axisymmetric Deformation of Circular Plates and Disks

Equations of the Theory of Circular Cylindrical Orthotropic Shells
Circular Cylindrical Shells with Stress-Strain State Independent of Longitudinal Coordinate
Axisymmetric Deformation of Cirular Cylindrical Shells
General Case of Circular Cylindrical Shell Loading: Solutions in the Form of Trigonometric Series
Simplified Theories of Circular Cylindrical Shells
Buckling of Circular Cylindrical Shells
Circular Cylindrical Shell Vibrations
Buckling and Vibrations of Circular Cylindrical Panels

Governing Equations
Linear Membrane Theory
Boundary-Layer Theory
Composite Pressure Vessels

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