The behavior of structures composed of composite materials

  • J. R. Vinson
  • R. L. Sierakowski

Part of the Mechanics of Structural Systems book series (MSSY, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. J. R. Vinson, R. L. Sierakowski
    Pages 1-27
  3. J. R. Vinson, R. L. Sierakowski
    Pages 29-62
  4. J. R. Vinson, R. L. Sierakowski
    Pages 63-117
  5. J. R. Vinson, R. L. Sierakowski
    Pages 119-148
  6. J. R. Vinson, R. L. Sierakowski
    Pages 149-172
  7. J. R. Vinson, R. L. Sierakowski
    Pages 173-208
  8. J. R. Vinson, R. L. Sierakowski
    Pages 209-238
  9. J. R. Vinson, R. L. Sierakowski
    Pages 239-283
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 285-323

About this book


While currently available texts dealing with the subject of high perfor­ mance composite materials touch upon a spectra of topics such as mechanical metallurgy, physical metallurgy, micromechanics and macro­ mechanics of such systems, it is the specific purpose of this text to examine elements of the mechanics of structural components composed of composite materials. This text is intended for use in training engineers in this new technology and rational thought processes necessary to develop a better understanding of the behavior of such material systems for use as structural components. The concepts are further exploited in terms of the structural format and development to which the book is dedicated. To this end the development progresses systematically by first introducing the notion and concepts of what these new material classes are, the fabrication processes involved and their unique features relative to conventional monolithic materials. Such introductory remarks, while far too short in texts of this type, appear necessary as a precursor for engineers to develop a better understanding for design purposes of both the threshold limits to which the properties of such systems can be pushed as well as the practical limitations on their manufacture. Following these introductory remarks, an in-depth discussion of the important differences between composites and conventional monolithic material types is discussed in terms of developing the concepts associated with directional material properties.


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Authors and affiliations

  • J. R. Vinson
    • 1
  • R. L. Sierakowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-247-3578-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5187-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-2139
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