The third edition of the book consists of twelve chapters progressively covering all structural levels of composite materials from their constituents through elementary plies and layers to laminates and laminated composite structural elements. All-new coverage of beams, plates and shells adds significant currency to researchers.
Composite materials have been the basis of many significant breakthroughs in industrial applications, particularly in aerospace structures, over the past forty years. Their high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios are the main material characteristics that attract the attention of the structural and design engineers. Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structural Elements helps ensure that researchers and engineers can continue to innovate in this vital field.
- Detailed physical and mathematical coverage of complex mechanics and analysis required in actual applications - not just standard homogeneous isotropic materials - Environmental and manufacturing discussions enable practical implementation within manufacturing technology, experimental results, and design specifications. - Discusses material behavior impacts in-depth such as nonlinear elasticity, plasticity, creep, structural nonlinearity enabling research and application of the special problems of material micro- and macro-mechanics
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V.V. Vasiliev became a Titled Professor in 1973, was elected as a corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1984 and as a full member of Russian Academy of Sciences in 2016. He worked as an engineer of the Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute (61-62), senior researcher and associate professor of Moscow Aviation Institute (63-72), professor of Moscow Institute of Civil Aviation Engineering (72-73) and the Head of the Department of Aerospace Composite Structures of the Moscow State University of Aviation Technology (74-98). Since 1971, he has been the General Scientific Consultant of Central Research Institute of Special Machinery and since 2012 - the chief science researcher of the Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy Sciences. In 1984 and 2001 he was awarded with the USSR State Prize and RF Government Prize for application of composite materials in aerospace structures. Professor Vasiliev is an author or co-author of 17 monographs, textbooks, handbooks, and design guides in mechanics of thin-walled and composite structures.
Morozov, Evgeny V.
Professor Morozov has more than 35 years practical and research experience in the field of composite technology. He co-authored five books and published more than 200 papers on mechanics and analysis of composite materials and structures.
He became a Full Professor of Aerospace Composite Structures, Moscow State University of Aviation Technology in 1991. In 1995, he joined the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Natal, South Africa as the Professor of Manufacturing Systems. In 2007, he joined University of New South Wales (UNSW), Canberra, Australia as the Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
He is a Member of the Editorial Boards of Composite Structures (International Journal), Elsevier; the International Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics (JEFF), INDA, TAPPI, The Fiber Society; Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal "Curved and Layered Structures, De Gruyter.