Principles of Composite Material Mechanics

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Designed for courses in engineering mechanics, and in mechanics of composite materials offered by departments of mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering, this text covers such topics as hydrothermal effects, discontinuous fibre composites, and viscoelastic behaviour and fracture. Current test methods and analysis, including ASTM standards, are also featured. A variety of example problems and homework problems, many of which are related to practical composite structures, are included. Features of the text include: progression in the development of analytical models, including current finite element models and methods; and gradual development of laminate analysis. Comparison of theoretical results with experimental results is emphasized throughout the book.

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A strong feature of the book is the use of a large number of worked-out examples, which are extremely useful in reinforcing the principles presented in the book and expanding on the concepts. … the Third Edition has been expanded to include a number of new topics, as well as new worked-out examples, homework problems, figures, references and an appendix on matrix concepts and operations. … Extensive references to classical and historical publications as well as current journal articles are included in each chapter and provide additional information on topics discussed. Overall, this book is essential reading and highly recommended to all engineering students, researchers and practicing engineers working with composite materials.
—Dr. Maria Kashtalyan, The Aeronautical Journal, May 2012

Mechanics of composite materials is important to understand the particular behavior of composites, such as anisotropy and inhomogeneity, which are different from conventional materials. Professor Ron Gibson provides a comprehensive textbook to cover the basic concept of anisotropy and inhomogeneity of composites as well as the state-of-art issues such as dynamic behavior, fracture and testing. Many worked-out examples and homework problems are most useful for readers to understand the basic concepts to be used in practical applications of composites. Such knowledge is essential for advanced composite materials to be further applied to lightweight structures successfully.
—Nobuo Takeda, University of Tokyo, Japan

About the Author:

Ronald F. Gibson is a distinguished research professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Nevada-Reno. He is an elected fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an elected fellow and past president of the American Society for Composites, and a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Society for Experimental Mechanics, and the Society for Advancement of Material and Process Engineering. He earned a Ph.D. in mechanics from the University of Minnesota. His current research interests include mechanical characterization of composite materials and structures, noise and vibration control with composites, design and manufacturing of composite structures, characterization of energy-absorbing materials, multifunctional composites, and nanocomposites.

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