Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures

  • Carlos A. Mota Soares
  • Cristóvão M. Mota Soares
  • Manuel J. M. Freitas

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NSSE, volume 361)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Tsu-Wei Chou, Timothy D. Kostar
    Pages 151-162
  3. Tsu-Wei Chou, Timothy D. Kostar
    Pages 163-172
  4. B. R. K. Blackman, J. G. Williams
    Pages 215-224
  5. B. R. K. Blackman, J. G. Williams
    Pages 225-234
  6. P. Davies
    Pages 235-248
  7. P. Davies, P. Chauchot
    Pages 249-260
  8. M. de Freitas, L. Reis
    Pages 319-329
  9. F.-J. Barthold, S. Mesecke
    Pages 351-360
  10. E. Stein, F.-J. Barthold
    Pages 361-368
  11. E. Stein, J. Tessmer
    Pages 369-378
  12. Victor M. Franco Correia, Cristóvão M. Mota Soares, Carlos A. Mota Soares
    Pages 389-408
  13. R. T. Haftka, R. Vitali, B. V. Sankar
    Pages 409-430
  14. James H. Starnes Jr., Damodar R. Ambur
    Pages 489-508

About this book


A compact presentation of the foundations, current state of the art, recent developments and research directions of all essential techniques related to the mechanics of composite materials and structures. Special emphasis is placed on classic and recently developed theories of composite laminated beams, plates and shells, micromechanics, impact and damage analysis, mechanics of textile structural composites, high strain rate testing and non-destructive testing of composite materials and structures. Topics of growing importance are addressed, such as: numerical methods and optimisation, identification and damage monitoring. The latest results are presented on the art of modelling smart composites, optimal design with advanced materials, and industrial applications. Each section of the book is written by internationally recognised experts who have dedicated most of their research work to a particular field.
Readership: Postgraduate students, researchers and engineers in the field of composites. Undergraduate students will benefit from the treatment of the foundations of the mechanics of composite materials and structures.


advanced materials composite composite material glass micromechanics modeling polymer robust design

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos A. Mota Soares
    • 1
  • Cristóvão M. Mota Soares
    • 1
  • Manuel J. M. Freitas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior TécnicoTechnical University of LisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5871-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4489-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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