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Practical Analysis of Composite Laminates

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Antonio Miravete

ISBN 9780849394010
Published September 6, 1995 by CRC Press
336 Pages

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Book Description

Composite materials are increasingly used in aerospace, underwater, and automotive structures. They provide unique advantages over their metallic counterparts, but also create complex challenges to analysts and designers. Practical Analysis of Composite Laminates presents a summary of the equations governing composite laminates and provides practical methods for analyzing most common types of composite structural elements. Experimental results for several types of structures are included, and theoretical and experimental correlations are discussed. The last chapter is devoted to practical analysis using Designing Advanced Composites (DAC), a PC-based software on the subject. This comprehensive text can be used for a graduate course in mechanical engineering, and as a valuable reference for professionals in the field.

INTRODUCTION AND PRELIMINARIES
Introduction
Present Study
Mathematical Preliminaries
Exercise Problems
REVIEW OF GOVERNING EQUATIONS
Classification of Equations
Kinematics
Kinetics
Constitutive Equations
Summary
Exercise Problems
MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
Terminology and Definitions
Lamina Constitutive Equations
Transformation of Stresses and Strains
Constitutive Relations for Plane Stress
Exercise Problems
THEORIES OF LAMINATED PLATES
Introduction
Classical Laminated Plate Theory
The First-Order Shear Deformation Theory
Stiffness Characteristics of Selected Lamination Schemes
Exercise Problems
ANALYSIS OF RECTANGULAR PLATES
Introduction
The Navier Solutions
The Lévy Solutions
Finite Element Models
Computation of Stresses and Strains
Example Problems
FAILURES IN COMPOSITE LAMINATES
Introduction
Matrix Cracks
Delaminations
Fiber Pull/Push Out
Failure Criteria
VARIABLE THICKNESS STRUCTURES
Introduction
Theoretical Background
The Effect of Stress Concentration
Examples
Correlation of Theory and Experiment
CRASH ANALYSIS
Introduction
Theoretical Formulation
Correlation of Theory and Experiment
ANALYSIS OF LARGE STRUCTURES
Introduction
The Substructuring Technique
Analysis Considerations
The Design of a Bus Structure