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The Behavior of Structures Composed of Composite Materials : Mechanics of Structural Systems - Jack R. Vinson

The Behavior of Structures Composed of Composite Materials

Mechanics of Structural Systems

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While currently available texts dealing with the subject of high perfor- mance composite materials touch upon a spectra of topics such as mechanical metallurgy, physical metallurgy, micromechanics and macro- mechanics of such systems, it is the specific purpose of this text to examine elements of the mechanics of structural components composed of composite materials. This text is intended for use in training engineers in this new technology and rational thought processes necessary to develop a better understanding of the behavior of such material systems for use as structural components. The concepts are further exploited in terms of the structural format and development to which the book is dedicated. To this end the development progresses systematically by first introducing the notion and concepts of what these new material classes are, the fabrication processes involved and their unique features relative to conventional monolithic materials. Such introductory remarks, while far too short in texts of this type, appear necessary as a precursor for engineers to develop a better understanding for design purposes of both the threshold limits to which the properties of such systems can be pushed as well as the practical limitations on their manufacture. Following these introductory remarks, an in-depth discussion of the important differences between composites and conventional monolithic material types is discussed in terms of developing the concepts associated with directional material properties.

The book is very well written and well illustrated as well. There are exercises at the end of each chapter which should enhance the book's usefulness as a course text. This book is distinguished from other general books in the field in that it has in-depth coverage of these topics: sandwich plates with composite-material facings; circular cylindrical shells; adhesive and mechanical joints. This book is highly recommended both as a text for courses in structural aspects of composites, as well as for practicing structures engineers and researchers involved with composites. In fact, a copy of it belongs in the library of every composite structures designer, analyst, and researcher.' Journal of Applied Mechanics

Preface to the Second Editionp. VII
Preface to the First Editionp. IX
Introduction to Composite Materialsp. 1
General Historyp. 1
Composite Material Descriptionp. 2
Types of Composite Materialsp. 6
Constituent Propertiesp. 8
Composite Manufacturing, Fabrication and Processingp. 11
Uses of Composite Materialsp. 21
Design and Analyses with Composite Materialsp. 33
Referencesp. 36
Journalsp. 36
Problemsp. 37
Anisotropic Elasticity and Composite Laminate Theoryp. 39
Introductionp. 39
Derivation of the Anisotropic Elastic Stiffness and Compliance Matricesp. 40
The Physical Meaning of the Components of the Orthotropic Elasticity Tensorp. 46
Methods to Obtain Composite Elastic Properties from Fiber and Matrix Propertiesp. 50
Thermal and Hygrothermal Considerationsp. 53
Time-Temperature Effects on Composite Materialsp. 57
High Strain Rate Effects on Material Propertiesp. 58
Laminae of Composite Materialsp. 59
Laminate Analysesp. 66
Piezoelectric Effectsp. 76
Referencesp. 77
Problemsp. 79
Plates and Panels of Composite Materialsp. 87
Introductionp. 87
Plate Equilibrium Equationsp. 87
The Bending of Composite Material Laminated Plates: Classical Theoryp. 91
Classical Plate Theory Boundary Conditionsp. 94
Navier Solutions for Rectangular Composite Material Platesp. 95
Navier Solution for a Uniformly Loaded Simply Supported Plate - An Example Problemp. 98
Levy Solution for Plates of Composite Materialsp. 102
Perturbation Solutions for the Bending of a Composite Material Plate With Mid-Plane Symmetry and No Bending-Twisting Couplingp. 106
Quasi-Isotropic Composite Panels Subjected to a Uniform Lateral Loadp. 109
A Static Analysis of Composite Material Panels Including Transverse Shear Deformation Effectsp. 111
Boundary Conditions for a Plate Using the Refined Plate Theory Which Includes Transverse Shear Deformationp. 114
Composite Plates on an Elastic Foundationp. 115
Solutions for Plates of Composite Materials Including Transverse-Shear Deformation Effects, Simply Supported on All Four Edgesp. 116
Dynamic Effects on Panels of Composite Materialsp. 119
Natural Flexural Vibrations of Rectangular Plates: Classical Theoryp. 120
Natural Flexural Vibrations of Composite Material Plate Including Transverse-Shear Deformation Effectsp. 122
Forced-Vibration Response of a Composite Material Plate Subjected to a Dynamic Lateral Loadp. 124
Buckling of a Rectangular Composite Material Plate--Classical Theoryp. 130
Buckling of a Composite Material Plate Including Transverse-Shear Deformation Effectsp. 132
Some Remarks on Composite Structuresp. 135
Methods of Analysis for Sandwich Panels With Composite Material Faces, and Their Structural Optimizationp. 138
Governing Equations for a Composite Material Plate With Mid-Plane Asymmetryp. 138
Governing Equations for a Composite Material Plate With Bending-Twisting Couplingp. 139
Concluding Remarksp. 140
Referencesp. 141
Problems and Exercisesp. 143
Beams, Columns and Rods of Composite Materialsp. 155
Development of Classical Beam Theoryp. 155
Some Composite Beam Solutionsp. 160
Composite Beams With Abrupt Changes in Geometry or Loadp. 165
Solutions by Green's Functionsp. 171
Composite Beams of Continuously Varying Cross-Sectionp. 173
Rodsp. 177
Vibration of Composite Beamsp. 179
Beams With Mid-Plane Asymmetryp. 183
Advanced Beam Theory for Dynamic Loading Including Mid-Plane Asymmetryp. 184
Advanced Beam Theory Including Transverse Shear Deformation Effectsp. 193
Buckling of Composite Columnsp. 197
Referencesp. 200
Problemsp. 200
Composite Material Shellsp. 215
Introductionp. 215
Analysis of Composite Material Circular Cylindrical Shellsp. 215
Some Edge Load and Particular Solutionsp. 222
A General Solution for Composite Cylindrical Shells Under Axially Symmetric Loadsp. 228
Response of a Long Axi-Symmetric Laminated Composite Shell to an Edge Displacementp. 230
Sample Solutionsp. 232
Mid-Plane Asymmetric Circular Cylindrical Shellsp. 239
Buckling of Circular Cylindrical Shells of Composite Materials Subjected to Various Loadsp. 243
Vibrations of Composite Shellsp. 252
Additional Reading On Composite Shellsp. 253
Referencesp. 253
Problemsp. 254
Energy Methods For Composite Material Structuresp. 259
Introductionp. 259
Theorem of Minimum Potential Energyp. 260
Analysis of a Beam Using the Theorem of Minimum Potential Energyp. 261
Use of Minimum Potential Energy for Designing a Composite Electrical Transmission Towerp. 268
Minimum Potential Energy for Rectangular Platesp. 272
A Rectangular Composite Material Plate Subjected to Lateral and Hygrothermal Loadsp. 274
In-Plane Shear Strength Determination of Composite Materials in Laminated Composite Panelsp. 276
Use of the Theorem of Minimum Potential Energy to Determine Buckling Loads in Composite Platesp. 282
Trial Functions for Various Boundary Conditions for Composite Material Rectangular Platesp. 285
Reissner's Variational Theorem and its Applicationsp. 286
Static Deformation of Moderately Thick Beamsp. 289
Flexural Vibrations of Moderately Thick Beamsp. 293
Flexural Natural Frequencies of a Simply Supported Beam Including Transverse Shear Deformation and Rotatory Inertia Effectsp. 295
Referencesp. 299
Problemsp. 299
Strength and Failure Theoriesp. 303
Introductionp. 303
Failure of Monolithic Isotropic Materialsp. 306
Anisotropic Strength and Failure Theoriesp. 309
Maximum Stress Theoryp. 310
Maximum Strain Theoryp. 310
Interactive Failure Theoriesp. 311
Lamina Strength Theoriesp. 315
Laminate Strength Analysisp. 328
Referencesp. 331
Problemsp. 332
Joining of Composite Material Structuresp. 333
General Remarksp. 333
Adhesive Bondingp. 333
Mechanical Fasteningp. 348
Recommended Readingp. 354
Referencesp. 354
Problemsp. 357
Introduction to Composite Designp. 361
Introductionp. 361
Structural Composite Design Proceduresp. 368
Engineering Analysisp. 371
Appendicesp. 375
Micromechanicsp. 375
Test Standards for Polymer Matrix Compositesp. 391
Properties of Various Polymer Compositesp. 393
Author Indexp. 397
Subject Indexp. 401
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ISBN: 9789024735785
ISBN-10: 9024735785
Series: Mechanics of Structural Systems
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 323
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Type: New edition