This is a leading basic text on advanced FR composite materials, including plastic, metal and ceramic matrix materials. An interdisciplinary approach is used with the emphasis on analytical methods for better understanding of key concepts. Many case histories, and fully worked examples illustrate concepts. Also included are current techniques for non-destructive testing, in-service monitoring, and failure analysis. More than 200 schematics, microphotographs and photographs illustrate concepts, materials and design.
"Well-written, profusely illustrated. . . . The text enables the engineer to design both the material and the component to be manufactured."
Specific Strength and Specific Modulus - Materials and Processing - Anisotropy of Stress - Anisotropy of Elasticity - Elasticity of Orthotropic Laminates - Anisotropy of Thermal Expansion - Stresses in a Plate Arising from the Presence of a Hole - Fracture and Fracture Mechanics - Anisotropy of Strength - Environmental Degradation - Joining and Repair - Non-Destructive Evaluation