Mechanics of Fibre-reinforced Materials: Theory and Applications Part IV

This special collection of the Journal of Engineering Mathematics on the Mechanics of Fibre-reinforced Materials (FRMs) is the fourth such issue on this topic within a period of just over ten years. Following the three previous special issues [1-3], it continues the promotion of high quality research in the mechanics of fibre-reinforced materials, with a particular focus on materials subject to large deformations. All the relevant historical background, motivation and research trends that underpin this ongoing effort are detailed in the prefaces of [1-3] and are all still valid. The mathematical theory of FRMs continues to develop while applications continue to proliferate in several different parts of applied mechanics and engineering, physics and biology. The research papers involved in this new special issue reflect the above observations and, hence, support and enhance the aims and aspirations of this developing subject.


  • Kostas Soldatos

    Kostas Soldatos is a prominent researcher in theoretical solid mechanics and structural analysis with seminal research contributions spanning the subjects of linear and non-linear elasticity as well as plasticity. He received a BSc in Mathematics and a PhD in Mechanics from the University of Ioannina, Greece, where he served for most of the 1980s, before joining the University of Nottingham in the UK. He has over 150 publications, is an associate editor of the J. Eng. Math., an editorial member of the Mech. Adv. Mater. Struct. as well a Member/Fellow of several national and international Mathematics, Mechanics and Engineering Societies.

  • Ray Ogden

    Ray Ogden has been George Sinclair Professor of Mathematics at the University of Glasgow for more than 30 years. He gained his BA and PhD from the University of Cambridge, and has held positions at the Universities of East Anglia, Bath, Brunel and Aberdeen. His research interests are in the theory of nonlinear elasticity and its applications to rubber elasticity, the biomechanics of soft biological tissues and the electromechanics of soft materials. He has published more than 300 articles and books, including the classic text ‘Non-Linear Elastic Deformations’, and has been awarded a number of prestigious international prizes.

Articles (15 in this collection)