1. General Introduction;
2. Fibres, Matrices and their Architecture in Composites;
3. Elastic Deformation of Long Fibre Composites;
4. Tensor Analysis of Anisotropic Materials and the Elastic Deformation of Laminae;
5. Elastic Deformation of Laminates;
6. Stresses and Strains in Short Fibre and Particulate Composites;
7. The Interface Region;
8. Stress-based Treatment of the Strength of Composites;
9. Fracture Mechanics and the Toughness of Composites;
10. Thermal Effects in Composites;
11. Surface Coatings as Composite Systems;
12. Highly Porous Materials as Composite Systems;
13. Biocomposites and Recycling;
14. Scale Effects and Nanocomposites;
15. Fabrication of Composites;
16. Applications of Composites; Appendix – Questions; Index.
T. W. Clyne is Professor of Mechanics of Materials in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge, and the Director of the Gordon Laboratory. He is also the Director of DoITPoMS, an educational materials science website, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Helmholtz International Fellow.
D. Hull University of Liverpool.
D. Hull is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Liverpool. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.