This book balances introduction to the basic concepts of the mechanical behavior of composite materials and laminated composite structures. It covers topics from micromechanics and macromechanics to lamination theory and plate bending, buckling, and vibration, clarifying the physical significance of composite materials. In addition to the materials covered in the first edition, this book includes more theory-experiment comparisons and updated information on the design of composite materials.
1.Introduction to Composite Materials 2. Macrochemical Behavior of a Lamina 3.Micromechanical Behavior of a Lamina 4.Macromechanical Behavior of a Laminate 5.Bending, Buckling, and Vibration of Laminated Plates 6.Other Analysis and Behavior Topics 7.Introduction to Design of Composite Structures Appendix A.Matrices and Tensors Appendix B.Maxima and Minima of Functions of a Single Variable Appendix C.Typical Stress-Strain Curves Appendix D.Governing Equations for Beam Equilibrium and Plate Equilibrium, Buckling, and Vibration Index