Structural Analysis of Polymeric Composite Materials / Edition 1

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Structural Analysis of Polymeric Composite Materials studies the mechanics of composite materials and structures and combines classical lamination theory with macromechanic failure principles for prediction and optimization of composite structural performance. This reference addresses topics such as high-strength fibers, commercially-available compounds, and the behavior of anisotropic, orthotropic, and transversely isotropic materials and structures subjected to complex loading. It provides a wide variety of numerical analyses and examples throughout each chapter and details the use of easily-accessible computer programs for solutions to problems presented in the text.

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"This book is characterized by pedagogical features, which facilitate understanding of the exposed subjects. The author provides a wide variety of numerical analyses and examples throughout each chapter and details on the use of easily accessible computer programs … as solutions to the problems presented in the text. … [A] good reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, but also for the industrials in the area of polymeric composites."
Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, May-August, 2005
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824747176
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/7/2003
  • Series: Mechanical Engineering Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 662
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.63 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Review of Force, Stress, and Strain Tensors 43
3 Material Properties 117
4 Elastic Response of Anisotropic Materials 167
5 Unidirectional Composite Laminates Subject to Plane Stress 193
6 Thermomechanical Behavior of Multiangle Composite Laminates 265
7 Predicting Failure of a Multiangle Composite Laminate 375
8 Composite Beams 417
9 The Governing Equations of Thin-Plate Theory 487
10 Some Exact Solutions for Specially Orthotropic Laminates 527
11 Some Approximate Solutions for Symmetric Laminates 571
App. A Finding the Cube-Root of a Complex Number 617
App. B Experimental Methods Used to Measure In-Plane Properties E[subscript 11], E[subscript 22], v[subscript 12], and G[subscript 12] 621
App. C Tables of Beam Deflections and Slopes 629
Index 635
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