Finite Element Modelling of Composite Materials and Structures

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 17, 2000 - Mathematics - 214 pages
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Performance prediction is an important factor in ensuring the correct design specification of composite materials. This practical reference fills a substantial need for an introduction to a technique that is quickly becoming a requisite tool for composite materials. The book is based on the well-established course run by the Centre for Composite Materials at Imperial College. It covers the essential characteristics of composite materials and in particular, those of fibre-reinforced plastics.

  • Provides background in the fundamentals of composites and the fundamentals of finite element analysis
  • Presents various strategies for applying finite elements to composites
  • Include case studies
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