Composite Materials: Engineering and Science

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Woodhead Publishing, 1999 - Composite materials - 470 pages
This volume focuses on quasilinear elliptic differential equations of degenerate type, evolution variational inequalities, and multidimensional hysteresis. It serves both as a survey of results in the field, and as an introductory text for non-specialists interested in related problems.

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Reinforcements and the reinforcement matrix interface 29
Composites with metallic matrices
Ceramic matrix composites
Polymer matrix composites 168
Stiffness strength and related topics 206
Stiffness of unidirectional composites and laminates 223
Micro mechanics of unidirectional composites 251
Strength of unidirectional composites and laminates 269
Fracture mechanics and toughening mechanisms 326
Impact resistance 363
Fatigue and environmental effects 376
Joining 392
Nondestructive testing 415
Appendix 448
Index 457

Short fibre composites 287

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