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Mechanics of Composite Structures

Mechanics of Composite Structures


  • Date Published: April 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521801652

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  • An increase in the use of composite materials in areas of engineering has led to a greater demand for engineers versed in the design of structures made from such materials. This book offers students and engineers tools for designing practical composite structures. Among the topics of interest to the designer are stress-strain relationships for a wide range of anisotropic materials; bending, buckling, and vibration of plates; bending, torsion, buckling, and vibration of solid as well as thin walled beams; shells; hygrothermal stresses and strains; finite element formulation; and failure criteria. More than 300 illustrations, 50 fully worked problems, and material properties data sets are included. Some knowledge of composites, differential equations, and matrix algebra is helpful but not necessary, as the book is self-contained. Graduate students, researchers, and practitioners will value it for both theory and application.

    • Contains many topics not treated in other books
    • Emphasises structures to a much greater degree than most books (which emphasise materials); this is a unique feature
    • More than 50 fully worked examples and more than 300 illustrations
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    Review of the hardback: 'This book will be useful to graduate students, researchers and engineers seeking to learn more about the mechanics of composites and the applications of composite materials.' Engineering Designer

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521801652
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 181 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of symbols
    1. Introduction
    2. Displacements, strains, stresses
    3. Laminated composites
    4. Thin plates
    5. Sandwich plates
    6. Beams
    7. Beams with shear deformation
    8. Shells
    9. Finite element analysis
    10. Failure criteria
    11. Micromechanics
    Appendix A. Cross-sectional properties of thin-walled composite beams
    Appendix B. Buckling loads and natural frequencies of orthotropic beams with shear deformation
    Appendix C. Typical material properties

  • Authors

    László P. Kollár, Technical University of Budapest

    George S. Springer, Stanford University, California

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