3rd Edition

Introduction to Composite Materials Design

By Ever J. Barbero Copyright 2018
    570 Pages 177 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The third edition of Introduction to Composite Materials Design is a practical, design-oriented textbook aimed at students and practicing engineers learning analysis and design of composite materials and structures. Readers will find the third edition to be both highly streamlined for teaching, with new comprehensive examples and exercises emphasizing design, as well as complete with practical content relevant to current industry needs. Furthermore, the third edition is updated with the latest analysis techniques for the preliminary design of composite materials, including universal carpet plots, temperature dependent properties, and more. Significant additions provide the essential tools for mastering Design for Reliability as well as an expanded material property database.

    Introduction. Materials. Manufacturing Processes. Micro-mechanics. Ply Mechanics. Macro-mechanics. Strength. Damage. Fabric-reinforced Composites. Beams. Plates and Stiffened Panels. Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete. Shells. Appendices. Bibliography.


    Ever J. Barbero is Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University. Prof. Barbero, ASME Fellow and SAMPE Fellow, is recognized internationally for his work on material models for composite materials. He is the author of 3 textbooks: Introduction to Composite Materials Design , Taylor & Francis (First Edition 1999; Second Edition 2010), Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials Using Abaqus , Taylor & Francis (2013), and Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials Using ANSYS, Taylor & Francis (First Edition 2007; Second Edition 2013). He has authored several book chapters, over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and numerous conference papers and has been the mentor of numerous MS and Ph.D. graduates currently serving in leadership positions in academia and industry worldwide. He holds two US Patents, #6,455,131 (2002) and #6,544,624 (2003). He received the AE Alumni Academy Award for Outstanding Teaching (1999) and numerous research awards. As former department chair, he led the department in accomplishing ABET accreditation twice, as well as substantial growth of all productivity including research expenditures and undergraduate and doctoral enrollment. Eleven new faculty were added to the department in the period 2002–2009.

    "I have found this book easy to teach from, but better yet, the students have found it easy to learn from. The material is logically presented, and flows easily though the development of new concepts for advanced students. Concepts of design utilizing the developed mechanics topics are extremely well integrated."
    —David Miller, Montana State University, USA

    "Remarkable facility of the author to touch all the most relevant aspects deep enough to give the reader the adequate information, but not too extensively to make it boring or to transform it in those kind of books that one refers to only for the formulas; and the how he managed to connect the book to the ‘real world’ industry examples, processes and methods, which is not so commonly found in other books."
    —Diego Rodriguez, FACC Operations GmbH, Austria

    "The CADEC software that is integrated with the text was a major consideration in my selection of this book for my course. I have found it to be an invaluable instructional tool that complements the book and provides the students with the capability to explore various design scenarios with relative ease, while not compromising understanding of the fundamentals underpinning the software."
    —Richard K. Kunz, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, USA

    "The book is a self-contained set of valuable information of this specific topic that is written in a simple and clear manner, making it accessible to minor and major students of mechanical and material engineering."
    —Rui A.S. Moreira, University of Aveiro, Portugal

    "I have no doubt that the Third edition of this textbook will help the new generation of readers to gain a better understanding of material selection, fabrication, material behaviour and structural analysis involved in design of composite structures."
    —Maria Kashtalyan, University of Aberdeen, UK