A widely used basic text by two recognized authorities. A unified and disciplined approach; advanced concepts reduced to easy-to-use charts, formulas and numerical examples.
"Explains fully the principles governing the structural behavior of composite materials and discusses the unique opportunities in design these materials offer. . . ." -Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
Stiffness of Unidirectional Composites - Transformation of Stress and Strain - Off-Axis Stiffness of Unidirectional Composites - In-Plane Stiffness of Symmetric Laminates - Flexural Stiffness of Symmetric Sandwich Laminates - Strength of Composite Materials - Hygrothermal Behavior - Micromechanics - Appendices: Transformation Equations, Unit Conversion Tables