A thorough and understandable guide to the properties and design of structural composites. It derives from the author's many years of experience of research, industrial development and teaching.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Properties of composites. Classical theory of elasticity and mechanics. Eigenvalue problems of beams and frames of isotropic materials. Anisotropic elasticity. One-dimensional structural elements of composite materials. Plates and panels of composite materials. Failure of composites. Joints. Design. Appendices. Table index. Subject index.