Analysis and Performance of Fiber Composites, Third Edition

  • 9h 47m
  • Bhagwan D. Agarwal, K. Chandrashekhara, Lawrence J. Broutman
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2006

Analysis and Performance of Fiber Composites, Third Edition is a revision of the classic fundamentals book on composite materials. It provides a complete, up-to-date treatment of the mechanics, materials, analysis, fabrication, characterization, and performance of composite materials, complete with numerous worked examples and exercise problems. The book features new material on such cutting-edge topics as analyzing structures, smart composite structures, and computer software for composite structure analysis.

This Third Edition of the classic text includes greater coverage of composites technology and presents new material on:

  • Analysis of laminated plates and beams
  • Emerging composite materials
  • Measurement of physical properties
  • Analysis of orthotropic lamina
  • Thermal stresses
  • Free-edge effects joints
  • Fracture mechanics

Complete with guidance for using the latest MATLAB software for analysis, Analysis and Performance of Fiber Composites, Third Edition is a must-read for every engineer, scientist, and student in the field.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Fibers, Matrices, and Fabrication of Composites
  • Behavior Of Unidirectional Composites
  • Short-Fiber Composites
  • Analysis Of An Orthotropic Lamina
  • Analysis of Laminated Composites
  • Analysis of Laminated Plates and Beams
  • Advanced Topics in Fiber Composites
  • Performance of Fiber Composites—Fatigue, Impact, and Environmental Effects
  • Experimental Characterization of Composites
  • Emerging Composite Materials