This is a comprehensive, reader-friendly treatment of the theory behind modern elastic composite materials. The treatment includes recently developed results and methods drawn from research papers published in Eastern Europe that until now were unavailable in many western countries. Among the book's many notable features is the inclusion of more than 400 problems, many of which are solved at the end of the book. Mechanics of Elastic Composites is an outstanding textbook for graduate-level course work and a valuable reference for engineers and researchers. Developed over many years by leading experts in the field, this book will remain an important contribution to the literature for years to come.
698 Pages 85 B/W Illustrations
by Chapman & Hall
List of Figures, Chapter 1 ELEMENTS OF TENSOR CALCULUS, Chapter 2 ELEMENTS OF LINEAR ELASTOSTATICS, Chapter 3 COMPOSITE LAMINATES, Chapter 4 MACROSCOPICALLY ELASTIC COMPOSITES, Chapter 5 THETHREE-DIMENSIONALLINEARIZED THEORY, Chapter 6 BUCKLING OF COMPOSITE STRIPS ANDBARS, Chapter 7 STABILITY OF COMPOSITE LAMINATES, Chapter 8 FRACTURE MECHANICS, SOLUTIONS TO SOME PROBLEMS