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Structural Analysis of Polymeric Composite Materials

2nd Edition

By Mark E. Tuttle, Mark E. Tuttle

Chapman and Hall/CRC

668 pages | 81 B/W Illus.

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Structural Analysis of Polymeric Composite Materials, Second Edition introduces the mechanics of composite materials and structures and combines classical lamination theory with macromechanical failure principles for prediction and optimization of composite structural performance. It addresses topics such as high-strength fibers, manufacturing techniques, commercially available compounds, and the behavior of anisotropic, orthotropic, and transversely isotropic materials and structures subjected to complex loading.

Emphasizing the macromechanical (structural) level over micromechanical issues and analyses, this unique book integrates effects of environment at the outset to establish a coherent and updated knowledge base. In addition, each chapter includes example problems to illustrate the concepts presented.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Review of Force, Stress, and Strain Tensors

Material Properties

Elastic Response of Anisotropic Materials

Unidirectional Composite Laminates Subject to Plane Stress

Thermomechanical Behavior of Multiangle Composite Laminates

Predicting Failure of a Multiangle Composite Laminate

Composite Beams

Stress Concentrations Near an Elliptical Hole

The Governing Equations of Thin-Plate Theory

Some Exact Solutions for Specially Orthotropic Laminates

Some Approximate Solutions for Symmetric Laminates

Appendix A: Experimental Methods Used to Measure In-Plane Elastic Properties

Appendix B: Tables of Beam Deflections and Slopes

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MAT029000
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCI041000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC063000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Structural