Mechanics Of Composite MaterialsThis 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 theoryexperiment comparisons and updated information on the design of composite materials. 
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Contents
INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITE MATERIALS  1 
MACROMECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF A LAMINA  55 
MICROMECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF A LAMINA  121 
REFERENCES  185 
BENDING BUCKLING AND VIBRATION OF LAMINATED PLATES  277 
REFERENCES  329 
INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES  367 
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aircraft analysis angle angleply laminates anisotropic antisymmetric applications behavior bendtwist coupling bending stiffnesses bendingextension coupling boronepoxy boundary conditions buckling load classical lamination theory composite laminates composite materials composite structures compression configuration cost coupling stiffnesses crossply laminates curve deflection deformation differential equations edge elastic epoxy equilibrium example factors failure criterion fiber direction fiberreinforced composite materials fibervolume fraction fracture function graphiteepoxy inplane interlaminar isotropic isotropic materials Journal of Composite laminate stiffnesses laminated plates linear elastic material properties matrix matrix material mechanics mechanics of materials micromechanics middle surface modulus number of layers optimization orientation orthotropic lamina orthotropic materials Pagano plane Poisson's ratio principal material directions problem Section shear modulus shear strain shear stress shearextension coupling shown in Figure simply supported solution specially orthotropic stiffener strength and stiffness stressstrain curves stressstrain relations symmetric tensor thermal thickness transverse shearing Tsai unidirectional unsymmetric laminate values vibration xdirection Young's modulus zero