The primary objective of this book is to bridge this gap by presenting the concepts in composites in an integrated and balanced manner and expose the reader to the total gamut of activities involved in composite product development. It includes the complete know-how for development of a composite product including its design & analysis, manufacture and characterization, and testing.The book has fourteen chapters that are divided into two parts with part one describing mechanics, analytical methods in composites and basic finite element procedure, and the second part illustratesr materials, manufacturing methods, destructive and non-destructive tests and design.
"This book covers the mechanics, analysis, design, manufacturing and testing of composite materials and composite beams, columns and plates. The book is illustrated with solved examples and includes numerous exercise problems. A well-written book for engineers and students in the field of composite materials and structures."
— Qing Quan Liang, Victoria University, Australia
"Written by an expert in the field, this book provides a comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the subject, from basic mechanics, to manufacturing, testing, analysis and design of composites and composite structures.
This book should appeal to both students interested in learning the behavior and applications of composites as well as professionals interested in expanding their knowledge on the subject."
— Eric Lui, Syracuse University, USA
"This book provides a detailed information about the entire spectrum of composites from Design to Analysis to Manufacturing and Testing. This is a very informative compilation which is a true reflection of author’s rich experience in design and development of composite structures. A book which is clear, easy to read and insightful that provides extensive and adequate coverage of product development cycle. The presentation style is eloquent, timely and prescriptive. The book is contemporary and best explained with significant illustrations and exercise problems. The reader is guided through the book by book road map, chapter road maps and a reading plan. This book offers a wide spectrum of information which will be of great value to students as well as professionals."
— Tessy Thomas, Scientist, ASL, Hyderabad, India
"This is an excellent book for students of structural design of laminated composites at undergraduate and graduate level. It provides exhaustive treatment of micromechanics of lamina & laminates and covers analysis of laminated Beams, columns and plates, giving numerous exercise problems. This book covers materials, manufacturing, testing and NDT of fiber reinforced polymeric composites and touches upon the "Design versus Analysis" issues along with design examples. Overall, an ideal book for engineering students of composite materials with emphasis on structural analysis and design."
—Pradeep Thakar, ASL
Introduction to Composites. Basic Solid Mechanics. Micromechanics of a Lamina. Macromechancis of a Lamina. Macromechanics of a Laminate. Analysis of Laminated Beams, Columns and Rods. Analytical Solutions for Laminated Plates. Finite Element Method in Laminated Composites. Reinforcements and Matrices for Polymer Matrix Composites. Manufacturing Methods for Polymer Matrix Composites. Testing of Composites and their Constituents. Non-Destructive Testing of Polymer Matrix Composites. Metal Matrix, Ceramic Matrix, Carbon/Carbon Composites. Design of Composite Structures.