Daniel Gay ... 635 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 3rd edition (July, 2014) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1466584874 - ISBN-13: 978-1466584877 ...

Considered to have contributed greatly to the pre-sizing of composite structures, Composite Materials: Design and Applications is a popular reference book for designers of heavily loaded composite parts. Fully updated to mirror the exponential growth and development of composites, this English-language Third Edition: Contains all-new coverage of nanocomposites and biocomposites * Reflects the latest manufacturing processes and applications in the aerospace, automotive, naval, wind turbine, and sporting goods industries * Provides a design method to define composite multilayered plates under loading, along with all numerical information needed for implementation * Proposes original study of composite beams of any section shapes and thick-laminated composite plates, leading to technical formulations that are not found in the literature * Features numerous examples of the pre-sizing of composite parts, processed from industrial cases and reworked to highlight key information * Includes test cases for the validation of computer software using finite elements.
Consisting of three main parts, plus a fourth on applications, Composite Materials: Design and Applications, Third Edition features a technical level that rises in difficulty as the text progresses, yet each part still can be explored independently. While the heart of the book, devoted to the methodical pre-design of structural parts, retains its original character, the contents have been significantly rewritten, restructured, and expanded to better illustrate the types of challenges encountered in modern engineering practice.
 
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