This is a thoroughgoing revision and expansion of the earlier book, bringing it up to date with the latest research. The older ideas are presented along with the new, and the experimental evidence is given in outline, and fully referenced. Where practical, illustrations are chosen from key works and the source reference is given in the subtitle as in the first edition.
As before, this book is directed toward upper-year university students and graduate students.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Pergamon Press, 1980. Book Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. With owner's name inside cover. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 5883932
Book Description Pergamon Press, ., Oxford:, 1980. Tall 8vo. ix, , 277,  pp. Frntsp. photo, numerous photos, diagrams, illusts., charts. Colour-illust. cloth, NF, from library of mathematician & physicist, John A. Simmons. First edition of this excellent work on composite mechanics, polymer fibres, failure processes, reinforced polymers, metals, ceramics, cements, plasters, and applications in such things as airframes, energy conversion, and more. Bookseller Inventory # 35254