Mechanics of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells

Filename: mechanics-of-laminated-composite-plates-and-shells.pdf
ISBN: 0203502809
Release Date: 2004-06-01
Number of pages: 856
Author: J. N. Reddy
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Mechanics of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells in PDF and EPUB The use of composite materials in engineering structures continues to increase dramatically, and there have been equally significant advances in modeling for general and composite materials and structures in particular. To reflect these developments, renowned author, educator, and researcher J.N. Reddy created an enhanced second edition of his standard-setting Mechanics of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells: Theory and Analysis. This edition includes: A chapter dedicated to the theory and analysis of laminated shells Discussions addressing smart structures and functionally graded materials Reorganization of chapters that improves and clarifies presentation Additional exercises and examples A timelessly valuable resource, this book approaches the subject primarily in terms of the finite element method. It provides incomparably full, self-contained coverage of the theories, analytical solutions, and linear and nonlinear finite element models of plate and shell laminated composite structures.

Mechanics Of Composite Materials

Filename: mechanics-of-composite-materials.pdf
ISBN: 156032712X
Release Date: 1998-07-01
Number of pages: 538
Author: Robert M. Jones
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Mechanics Of Composite Materials in PDF and EPUB This book balances introduction to the basic concepts of the mechanical behavior of composite materials and laminated composite structures. It covers topics from micromechanics and macromechanics to lamination theory and plate bending, buckling, and vibration, clarifying the physical significance of composite materials. In addition to the materials covered in the first edition, this book includes more theory-experiment comparisons and updated information on the design of composite materials.

Structural Analysis of Laminated Anisotropic Plates

Filename: structural-analysis-of-laminated-anisotropic-plates.pdf
ISBN: 0877625182
Release Date: 1987-05-01
Number of pages: 356
Author: James M. Whitney
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Structural Analysis of Laminated Anisotropic Plates in PDF and EPUB A major basic text on the theory and structural applications of laminated anisotropic plates. Detailed coverage of problems of bending under transverse load, stability, and free-vibrations, as well as laminated beams, expansional strain effects, curved plates, and free-edge effects.

Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials

Filename: finite-element-analysis-of-composite-materials.pdf
ISBN: 9781420054330
Release Date: 2007-08-03
Number of pages: 360
Author: Ever J. Barbero
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials in PDF and EPUB Designing structures using composite materials poses unique challenges due especially to the need for concurrent design of both material and structure. Students are faced with two options: textbooks that teach the theory of advanced mechanics of composites, but lack computational examples of advanced analysis; and books on finite element analysis that may or may not demonstrate very limited applications to composites. But now there is third option that makes the other two obsolete: Ever J. Barbero's Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials. By layering detailed theoretical and conceptual discussions with fully developed examples, this text supplies the missing link between theory and implementation. In-depth discussions cover all of the major aspects of advanced analysis, including three-dimensional effects, viscoelasticity, edge effects, elastic instability, damage, and delamination. More than 50 complete examples using mainly ANSYSTM, but also including some use of MATLAB®, demonstrate how to use the concepts to formulate and execute finite element analyses and how to interpret the results in engineering terms. Additionally, the source code for each example is available for download online. Cementing applied computational and analytical experience to a firm foundation of basic concepts and theory, Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials offers a modern, practical, and versatile classroom tool for today's engineering classroom.

Introduction to Composite Materials Design Second Edition

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ISBN: 9781420079159
Release Date: 2010-07-07
Number of pages: 562
Author: Ever J. Barbero
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Introduction to Composite Materials Design Second Edition in PDF and EPUB Presenting a wealth of completely revised examples and new information, Introduction to Composite Materials Design, Second Edition greatly improves on the bestselling first edition. It incorporates state-of-the-art advances in knowledge and design methods that have taken place over the last 10 years, yet maintains the distinguishing features and vital content of the original. New material in this second edition: Introduces new background topics, including design for reliability and fracture mechanics Revises and updates information on polymer matrices, modern fibers (e.g., carbon nanotubes, Basalt, Vectran) and fiber forms such as textiles/fabrics Includes new information on Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM) Incorporates major advances in prediction of unidirectional-lamina properties Reworks sections on material failure, including the most advanced prediction and design methodologies, such as in situ strength and Mohr-Coulomb criterion, etc. Covers all aspects of preliminary design, relegating finite element analysis to a separate textbook Discusses methodology used to perform damage mechanics analysis of laminated composites accounting for the main damage modes: longitudinal tension, longitudinal compression, transverse tension, in-plane shear, and transverse compression Presents in-depth analysis of composites reinforced with plain, twill, and satin weaves, as well as with random fiber reinforcements Expands the analysis of thin walled beams with newly developed examples and MATLAB® code Addresses external strengthening of reinforced-concrete beams, columns, and structural members subjected to both axial and bending loads The author distributes 78 fully developed examples throughout the book to illustrate the application of presented analysis techniques and design methodology, making this textbook ideally suited for self-study. Requiring no more than senior undergraduate-level understanding of math and mechanics, it remains an invaluable tool for students in the engineering disciplines, as well as for self-studying, practicing engineers.

Thin Plates and Shells

Filename: thin-plates-and-shells.pdf
ISBN: 0203908724
Release Date: 2001-08-24
Number of pages: 688
Author: Eduard Ventsel
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Thin Plates and Shells in PDF and EPUB Presenting recent principles of thin plate and shell theories, this book emphasizes novel analytical and numerical methods for solving linear and nonlinear plate and shell dilemmas, new theories for the design and analysis of thin plate-shell structures, and real-world numerical solutions, mechanics, and plate and shell models for engineering applications. It includes computer processes for finite difference, finite element, boundary element, and boundary collocation methods as well as other variational and numerical methods. It also contains end-of-chapter examples and problem/solution sets, a catalog of solutions for cylindrical and spherical shells, and tables of the most commonly used plates and shells.

An Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

Filename: an-introduction-to-continuum-mechanics.pdf
ISBN: 9781139466400
Release Date: 2007-10-29
Number of pages:
Author: J. N. Reddy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online An Introduction to Continuum Mechanics in PDF and EPUB This textbook on continuum mechanics reflects the modern view that scientists and engineers should be trained to think and work in multidisciplinary environments. A course on continuum mechanics introduces the basic principles of mechanics and prepares students for advanced courses in traditional and emerging fields such as biomechanics and nanomechanics. This text introduces the main concepts of continuum mechanics simply with rich supporting examples but does not compromise mathematically in providing the invariant form as well as component form of the basic equations and their applications to problems in elasticity, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. The book is ideal for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. The book features: derivations of the basic equations of mechanics in invariant (vector and tensor) form and specializations of the governing equations to various coordinate systems; numerous illustrative examples; chapter-end summaries; and exercise problems to test and extend the understanding of concepts presented.

Theory and Analysis of Elastic Plates and Shells Second Edition

Filename: theory-and-analysis-of-elastic-plates-and-shells-second-edition.pdf
ISBN: 084938415X
Release Date: 2006-11-20
Number of pages: 568
Author: J. N. Reddy
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Theory and Analysis of Elastic Plates and Shells Second Edition in PDF and EPUB Because plates and shells are common structural elements in aerospace, automotive, and civil engineering structures, engineers must understand the behavior of such structures through the study of theory and analysis. Compiling this information into a single volume, Theory and Analysis of Elastic Plates and Shells, Second Edition presents a complete, up-to-date, and unified treatment of classical and shear deformation plates and shells, from the basic derivation of theories to analytical and numerical solutions. Revised and updated, this second edition incorporates new information in most chapters, along with some rearrangement of topics to improve the clarity of the overall presentation. The book presents new material on the theory and analysis of shells, featuring an additional chapter devoted to the topic. The author also includes new sections that address Castigliano's theorems, axisymmetric buckling of circular plates, the relationships between the solutions of classical and shear deformation theories, and the nonlinear finite element analysis of plates. The book provides many illustrations of theories, formulations, and solution methods, resulting in an easy-to-understand presentation of the topics. Like the previous edition, this book remains a suitable textbook for a course on plates and shells in aerospace, civil, and mechanical engineering curricula and continues to serve as a reference for industrial and academic structural engineers and scientists.

Mechanics of Textile and Laminated Composites

Filename: mechanics-of-textile-and-laminated-composites.pdf
ISBN: 0412611503
Release Date: 1996-08-31
Number of pages: 570
Author: A. Bogdanovich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Mechanics of Textile and Laminated Composites in PDF and EPUB Mechanics of Textile and Laminated Composites is in three parts. The first part (Chapters 1 and 2) covers the fundamental issues of 3-D theory of elasticity and presents the theory of elasticity of an anisotropic body with comprehensive analysis of its specific cases. The second part (Chapters 3-5) presents the theoretical and experimental characterization of the elastic properties of unidirectional, textile and layered composite materials. The final part (Chapters 6 and 7) addresses the problems of 3-D stress analysis in laminated and textile composite structures. Major emphasis is placed on textile composites, perhaps the most complex and at the same time most promising group of composite materials. One of the most important features of this book is that it provides accurate and efficient 3-D analysis of laminated and textile reinforced structures, using novel methods. It has become more and more evident in recent years that, in many practical design situations, such full-scale 3-D analyses are required. Researchers, designers and engineers working with composite materials and structures will find this book an invaluable addition to their libraries.

The Finite Element Method Using MATLAB Second Edition

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ISBN: 1420041886
Release Date: 2000-07-28
Number of pages: 624
Author: Young W. Kwon
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online The Finite Element Method Using MATLAB Second Edition in PDF and EPUB Expanded to include a broader range of problems than the bestselling first edition, Finite Element Method Using MATLAB: Second Edition presents finite element approximation concepts, formulation, and programming in a format that effectively streamlines the learning process. It is written from a general engineering and mathematical perspective rather than that of a solid/structural mechanics basis. What's new in the Second Edition? Each chapter in the Second Edition now includes an overview that outlines the contents and purpose of each chapter. The authors have also added a new chapter of special topics in applications, including cracks, semi-infinite and infinite domains, buckling, and thermal stress. They discuss three different linearization techniques to solve nonlinear differential equations. Also included are new sections on shell formulations and MATLAB programs. These enhancements increase the book's already significant value both as a self-study text and a reference for practicing engineers and scientists.


Filename: mechcomp2.pdf
ISBN: 9788874889631
Release Date: 2016-05-20
Number of pages: 204
Author: Antonio J.M. Ferreira
Publisher: Società Editrice Esculapio

Download and read online Mechcomp2 in PDF and EPUB Composites materials have aroused a great interest over the last few decades. Several applications of fibrous composites, functionally graded materials, laminated composites, nano-structured reinforcements, morphing structures, can be found in many engineering fields, such as aerospace, mechanical, naval and civil engineering. The necessity of lightweight structures, smart and adaptive systems, high-level strength, have led both the academic research and the manufacturing development to a recurring employment of these materials. Many journal papers and technical notes have been published extensively over the last seventy years in international scientific journals of different engineering fields. For this reason, the establishment of this second edition of Mechanics of Composites International Conference has appeared appropriate to continue what has been begun during the first edition occurred in 2014 at Stony Brook University (USA). MECHCOMP wants to be an occasion for many researchers from each part of the globe to meet and discuss about the recent advancements regarding the use of composite structures. As a proof of this event, which has taken place in Porto (Portugal), selected plenary and key-note lectures have been collected in the present book.

Practical Analysis of Composite Laminates

Filename: practical-analysis-of-composite-laminates.pdf
ISBN: 0849394015
Release Date: 1995-09-06
Number of pages: 336
Author: J. N. Reddy
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Practical Analysis of Composite Laminates in PDF and EPUB Composite materials are increasingly used in aerospace, underwater, and automotive structures. They provide unique advantages over their metallic counterparts, but also create complex challenges to analysts and designers. Practical Analysis of Composite Laminates presents a summary of the equations governing composite laminates and provides practical methods for analyzing most common types of composite structural elements. Experimental results for several types of structures are included, and theoretical and experimental correlations are discussed. The last chapter is devoted to practical analysis using Designing Advanced Composites (DAC), a PC-based software on the subject. This comprehensive text can be used for a graduate course in mechanical engineering, and as a valuable reference for professionals in the field.

Mechanics of Composite Materials Second Edition

Filename: mechanics-of-composite-materials-second-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9781420058291
Release Date: 2005-11-02
Number of pages: 490
Author: Autar K. Kaw
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Mechanics of Composite Materials Second Edition in PDF and EPUB In 1997, Dr. Kaw introduced the first edition of Mechanics of Composite Materials, receiving high praise for its comprehensive scope and detailed examples. He also introduced the groundbreaking PROMAL software, a valuable tool for designing and analyzing structures made of composite materials. Updated and expanded to reflect recent advances in the field, this Second Edition retains all of the features -- logical, streamlined organization; thorough coverage; and self-contained treatment -- that made the first edition a bestseller. The book begins with a question-and-answer style introduction to composite materials, including fresh material on new applications. The remainder of the book discusses macromechanical analysis of both individual lamina and laminate materials; micromechanical analysis of lamina including elasticity based models; failure, analysis, and design of laminates; and symmetrical and nonsymmetrical beams (new chapter). New examples and derivations are included in the chapters on micromechanical and macromechanical analysis of lamina, and the design chapter contains two new examples: design of a pressure vessel and design of a drive shaft. The author also adds key terms and a summary to each chapter. The most current PROMAL software is available via the author's often-updated Web site, along with new multiple-choice questions. With superior tools and complete coverage, Mechanics of Composite Materials, Second Edition makes it easier than ever to integrate composite materials into your designs with confidence. For instructions on downloading the associated PROMAL software, please visit

Theory and Analysis of Elastic Plates and Shells Second Edition

Filename: theory-and-analysis-of-elastic-plates-and-shells-second-edition.pdf
ISBN: 1560327057
Release Date: 1999-02-10
Number of pages: 576
Author: J. N. Reddy
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Theory and Analysis of Elastic Plates and Shells Second Edition in PDF and EPUB This text presents a complete treatment of the theory and analysis of elastic plates. It provides detailed coverage of classic and shear deformation plate theories and their solutions by analytical as well as numerical methods for bending, buckling and natural vibrations. Analytical solutions are based on the Navier and Levy solution method, and numerical solutions are based on the Rayleigh-Ritz methods and finite element method. The author address a range of topics, including basic equations of elasticity, virtual work and energy principles, cylindrical bending of plates, rectangular plates and an introduction to the finite element method with applications to plates.