A widely used intermediate short text by a composite materials pioneer. Both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of analysis are explained. The presentation is concise and tightly organized.
"Admirably suited for the student or practicing engineer who wishes to gain a sound, basic knowledge of the structural analysis of anisotropic layered systems."
-Applied Mechanics Reviews (ASME)
Introduction - Properties of an Orthotropic Lamina - Laminated Composites - Strength - Analysis - Structure Property Relationships - Characterization and Behavior of Structures - Appendices: Matrices and Tensors; Equilibrium Equations for Plates; Trigonometric Functions