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Composite Materials in Maritime Structures : Volume 1, Fundamental Aspects - R. A. Shenoi

Composite Materials in Maritime Structures

Volume 1, Fundamental Aspects

By: R. A. Shenoi (Editor), J. F. Wellicome (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th May 1993
ISBN: 9780521451536
Number Of Pages: 368

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The two volumes that comprise this work provide a comprehensive guide and source book on the marine use of composite materials. The first volume, Fundamental Aspects, provides a rigorous development of theory. Areas covered include materials science, environmental aspects, production technology, structural analysis, finite-element methods, materials failure mechanisms and the role of standard test procedures. An appendix gives tables of the mechanical properties of common polymeric composites and laminates in marine use. The second volume, Practical Considerations, examines how the theory can be used in the design and construction of marine structures, including boats, submersibles, offshore structures and other deep-ocean installations.

"...a good up-to-date introduction to the overview of the composite materials technology for marine engineering. It is good reference material for structural engineers with no background in fiber reinforced plastic materials." Applied Mechanics Review

A strategic overview
Background to materials science
Environmental aspects
Production by resin transfer moulding
An engineering approach to the prediction of elastic properties of a laminate
Mechanics of orthotropic laminae
Analysis of laminated composites
Theory of sandwich beams and plates
Design of anisotropic panels
Finite element analysis of composites
Theoretical predictions of failure mechanisms and strength
Considerations of failure theories in design
Test procedures and standards
Appendix
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ISBN: 9780521451536
ISBN-10: 0521451531
Series: Cambridge Ocean Technology Series : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 28th May 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.71