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Mechanics of Composite Materials

2nd Edition

By Autar K. Kaw

CRC Press

490 pages | 140 B/W Illus.

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In 1997, Dr. Kaw introduced the first edition of Mechanics of Composite Materials, receiving high praise for its comprehensive scope and detailed examples. He also introduced the groundbreaking PROMAL software, a valuable tool for designing and analyzing structures made of composite materials. Updated and expanded to reflect recent advances in the field, this Second Edition retains all of the features -- logical, streamlined organization; thorough coverage; and self-contained treatment -- that made the first edition a bestseller.

The book begins with a question-and-answer style introduction to composite materials, including fresh material on new applications. The remainder of the book discusses macromechanical analysis of both individual lamina and laminate materials; micromechanical analysis of lamina including elasticity based models; failure, analysis, and design of laminates; and symmetrical and nonsymmetrical beams (new chapter). New examples and derivations are included in the chapters on micromechanical and macromechanical analysis of lamina, and the design chapter contains two new examples: design of a pressure vessel and design of a drive shaft. The author also adds key terms and a summary to each chapter. The most current PROMAL software is available via the author's often-updated Web site, along with new multiple-choice questions.

With superior tools and complete coverage, Mechanics of Composite Materials, Second Edition makes it easier than ever to integrate composite materials into your designs with confidence.

For instructions on downloading the associated PROMAL software, please visit http://www.autarkaw.com/books/composite/promaldownload.html.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Chapter Objectives

Introduction

Classi?cation

Recycling Fiber-Reinforced Composites

Mechanics Terminology

Summary

Key Terms

Exercise Set

References

MACROMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF A LAMINA

Chapter Objectives

Introduction

Review of De?nitions

Hooke's Law for Different Types of Materials

Hooke's Law for a Two-Dimensional Unidirectional Lamina

Hooke's Law for a Two-Dimensional Angle Lamina

Engineering Constants of an Angle Lamina

Invariant Form of Stiffness and Compliance Matrices for an Angle Lamina

Strength Failure Theories of an Angle Lamina

Hygrothermal Stresses and Strains in a Lamina

Summary

Key Terms

Exercise Set

References

APPENDIX A: MATRIX ALGEBRA

Key Terms

APPENDIX B: TRANSFORMATION OF STRESSES AND STRAINS

Transformation of Stress

Transformation of Strains

Key Terms

MICROMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF A LAMINA

Chapter Objectives

Introduction

Volume and Mass Fractions, Density, and Void Content

Evaluation of the Four Elastic Moduli

Ultimate Strengths of a Unidirectional Lamina

Coefficients of Thermal Expansion

Coefficients of Moisture Expansion

Summary

Key Terms

Exercise Set

References

MACROMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF LAMINATES

Chapter Objectives

Introduction

Laminate Code

Stress-Strain Relations for a Laminate

In-Plane and Flexural Modulus of a Laminate

Hygrothermal Effects in a Laminate

Summary

Key Terms

Exercise Set

References

FAILURE, ANALYSIS, AND DESIGN OF LAMINATES

Chapter Objectives

Introduction

Special Cases of Laminates

Failure Criterion for a Laminate

Design of a Laminated Composite

Other Mechanical Design Issues

Summary

Key Terms

Exercise Set

References

BENDING OF BEAMS

Chapter Objectives

Introduction

Symmetric Beams

Nonsymmetric Beams

Summary

Key Terms

Exercise Set

References

INDEX

About the Series

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI041000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science