Mechanics and Analysis of Composite Materials

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9780080427027: Mechanics and Analysis of Composite Materials

This book is concerned with the topical problems of mechanics of advanced composite materials whose mechanical properties are controlled by high-strength and high-stiffness continuous fibers embedded in polymeric, metal, or ceramic matrix. Although the idea of combining two or more components to produce materials with controlled properties has been known and used from time immemorial, modern composites were only developed several decades ago and have now found intensive application in different fields of engineering, particularly in aerospace structures for which high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios are required.

There already exist numerous publications that cover anisotropic elasticity, mechanics of composite materials, design, analysis, fabrication, and application of composite structures but the difference between this book and the existing ones is that this is of a more specific nature. It covers specific features of material behaviour such as nonlinear elasticity, plasticity, creep, and structural nonlinearity and discusses in detail the problems of material micro- and macro-mechanics that are only slightly touched in existing books, e.g. stress diffusion in a unidirectional material with broken fibers, physical and statistical aspects of fiber strength, coupling effects in anisotropic and laminated materials, etc.

The authors are designers of composite structures who were involved in practically all the main Soviet and then Russian projects in composite technology, and the permission of the Russian Composite Center - Central Institute of Special Machinery (CRISM) to use in this book the pictures of structures developed and fabricated in CRISM as part of the joint research and design project is much appreciated.

Mechanics and Analysis of Composite Materials consists of eight chapters progressively covering all structural levels of composite materials from their components through elementary plies and layers to laminates.

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Professor Valery V. Vasiliev

Professor, Moscow State University of Aviation Technology

V.V. Vasiliev became a Titled Professor in 1973, and was elected as a corresponding member of the USSR (now Russian) Academy of Sciences in 1984. He worked as an engineer of the Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute (61-62), senior researcher and associate professor of Moscow Aviation Institute (63-72), professor of Moscow Institute of Civil Aviation Engineering (72-73) and, since 1974, has been the Head of the Department of Mechanics and Optimisation of Processes and Structures of the Moscow State University of Aviation Technology. Since 1971, he has been the General Scientific Consultant of Central Research Institute of Special Machinery. In 1984 and 2001 he was awarded with the USSR State Prize and RF Government Prize for application of composite materials in aerospace structures. Professor Vasiliev is an author or co-author of 16 monographs, textbooks, handbooks, and design guides in mechanics of thin-walled and composite structures.

Professor Evgeny V. Morozov

Professor, University of New South Wales

Professor Morozov has more than 35 years practical and research experience in the field of composite technology. He co-authored four books and published more than 200 papers on mechanics and analysis of composite materials and structures.

He became a Full Professor of Aerospace Composite Structures, Moscow State University of Aviation Technology in 1991. In 1995, he joined the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Natal, South Africa as the Professor of Manufacturing Systems. In 2007, he joined University of New South Wales (UNSW), Canberra, Australia as the Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

His achievements are recognized internationally, he has been a co-organizer and co-chairman of a number of international conferences, a member of Scientific International Conference Committees and Advisory Boards, paper reviewer, session chairman, and invited paper presenter at numerous international conferences on mechanics and modelling of composite materials and structures.

He is a Member of the Editorial Boards of Composite Structures (International Journal), Elsevier; the International Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics (JEFF), INDA, TAPPI, The Fiber Society; Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal “Curved and Layered Structures , De Gruyter; Editorial Board Member for the Elsevier Journal “Heliyon

Professor Morozov is Co-founder and Chair of the Advanced Composite Research Unit (ACRU) of the School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW Canberra, Australia established in July 2008.

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