Impact Engineering of Composite Structures

  • Serge Abrate

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 526)

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About this book


The book provides an introduction to the mechanics of composite materials, written for graduate students and practitioners in industry. It examines ways to model the impact event, to determine the size and severity of the damage and discusses general trends observed during experiments.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Serge Abrate
    • 1
  1. 1.Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondaleUSA

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