Principles of Composite Material Mechanics, Third Edition presents a unique blend of classical and contemporary mechanics of composites technologies. While continuing to cover classical methods, this edition also includes frequent references to current state-of-the-art composites technology and research findings.
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Easily accessible to students, this popular bestseller incorporates the most worked-out example problems and exercises of any available textbook on mechanics of composite materials. It offers a rich, comprehensive, and up-to-date foundation for students to begin their work in composite materials science and engineering. A solutions manual and PowerPoint presentations are available for qualifying instructors.
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This text presents state-of-the-art coverage on topics of recent interest, including hygrothermal effects, discontinuous fiber composites, viscoelastic behavior and fracture, among others. In addition, the latest information on test methods and analysis - including ASTM standards - are featured. A wide variety of example problems and homework problems, many of which are related to practical composite structures, are also included.About the Author:
Ronald F. Gibson is a distinguished research professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Nevada-Reno. He is an elected fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an elected fellow and past president of the American Society for Composites, and a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Society for Experimental Mechanics, and the Society for Advancement of Material and Process Engineering. He earned a Ph.D. in mechanics from the University of Minnesota. His current research interests include mechanical characterization of composite materials and structures, noise and vibration control with composites, design and manufacturing of composite structures, characterization of energy-absorbing materials, multifunctional composites, and nanocomposites.
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