Properties for Composite Structures: Theory, Applications and Software
L N McCartney, Materials Division, NPL, UK
A comprehensive guide to analytical methods and source code predicting behaviour of undamaged and damaged composite materials
The book provides readers with all relevant theoretical information to help them understand the ways in which thermo–elastic properties of two phase and multi–phase composites can be estimated using consistent methods from properties of reinforcement and matrix, and from geometrical data, especially volume fractions, for both undamaged and damaged composites.
Properties for Composite Structures: Theory, Applications and Software focuses on the use of fibre properties that are transverse isotropic and the inclusion of the effects of thermal residual stresses. The book offers very useful explicit formulae and theoretical extensions that are not published in learned journals. Divided into four parts, the book covers: Principles, formulae for homogeneous materials and applications; Properties of undamaged composites; Properties of damaged composites; and Derivations of key results.
- Focuses on descriptions of the theoretical derivations using analytical methods that are the basis of estimating the undamaged and damaged effective properties of composite materials.
- Provides computer source code to enable readers to reproduce results given in the book, and for their own purposes.
- Includes previously unpublished results.
Properties for Composite Structures: Theory, Applications and Software is an essential guide for designers of composite materials and composite engineering components.