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Mechanics of Fibrous Composites



Mechanics of Fibrous Composites

Carl T. Herakovich

ISBN: 978-0-471-10636-4 November 1997 480 Pages


A comprehensive look at the fundamental principles of the mechanics of composites. This book includes an extensive array of results demonstrating the wide range of possibilities for mechanical and thermal properties of fibrous composites. It includes an introductory chapter on the properties and advantages of fibrous composites and discusses two-dimensional and three-dimensional constitutive equations, lamination theory, test methods, response of polymer matrix and metal matrix composites, interlaminar stresses, failure and damage, laminated tubes, laminated plates and micromechanics.
The What and the Why of Fibrous Composites.

Concepts of Solid Mechanics.

3-D Constitutive Equations.

Plane Stress Constitutive Equations.

Lamination Theory.

Test Methods.

Material Response.

Interlaminar Stresses.

Failure and Damage.

Laminated Tubes.