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Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Composite Materials and Structures

  • Young W. Kwon
  • David H. Allen
  • Ramesh Talreja

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Vadim V. Silberschmidt
    Pages 1-35
  3. Ramesh Talreja, Chandra Veer Singh
    Pages 529-578
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 625-630

About this book


Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Composite Materials and Structures presents the state of the art in multiscale modeling and simulation techniques for composite materials and structures. The text focuses on the structural and functional properties of engineering composites and the sustainable high performance of components and structures. With contributions from leading experts in the field, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Composite Materials and Structures proves to be an invaluable resource for researchers, graduate students and engineers in the field of Composite Materials.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Young W. Kwon
    • 1
  • David H. Allen
    • 2
  • Ramesh Talreja
    • 3
  1. 1.Naval Postgraduate SchoolMontereyUSA
  2. 2.University of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA
  3. 3.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

About the editors

Dr. Kwon is Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. He was the past Chair of the department. He was also Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). He received his Ph.D. degree from Rice University, MS degree from Oklahoma State University, and B.S. degree from Seoul National University, all in mechanical engineering.

Dr. Allen earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering at A&M (1972) and spent three years as a weather officer in the U.S. Air Force before returning to College Station to earn a master’s degree in civil engineering in 1977 and a doctorate in aerospace engineering in 1980. He is a fellow and past president of the Society of Engineering Science, a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has received numerous awards, but is most proud of the Distinguished Teaching Award he received in 1999 from the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students.

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

"This book is built upon some papers written by several experts in the area of composite materials and structures. It contains 13 chapters with a very rich reference list. … The book is well written, and the organization of various topics on composite materials is well established. This book will be useful for researchers working in the area of composites and structural modeling." (Hilmi Demiray, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1145, 2008)