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Introduction to Composite Materials Design, Second Editionby Ever J. Barbero
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Presenting a wealth of completely revised examples and new information, Introduction to Composite Materials Design, Second Edition greatly improves on the bestselling first edition. It incorporates state-of-the-art advances in knowledge and design methods that have taken place over the last 10 years, yet maintains the distinguishing features and vital content of the original.
New material in this second edition:
The author distributes 78 fully developed examples throughout the book to illustrate the application of presented analysis techniques and design methodology, making this textbook ideally suited for self-study. Requiring no more than senior undergraduate-level understanding of math and mechanics, it remains an invaluable tool for students in the engineering disciplines, as well as for self-studying, practicing engineers.
Book News Annotation:
Covering all aspects of preliminary design of composite materials, this text for advanced undergraduate and graduate engineering students offers 78 complete examples (28 are new for this edition). Because the text avoids tensor analysis and other mathematical constructs typical of graduate courses, readers need only a senior undergraduate-level understanding of math and mechanics. In this second edition, two new topics, design for reliability and fracture mechanics, are now introduced in the first chapter and applied throughout the book. There is a new chapter on external strengthening of beams and columns subject to axial and bending loads, and revised content on areas such as design for reliability, polymer matrices, and vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding. Learning features include chapter exercises, numerous b&w diagrams and illustrations (including 12 carpet plots), and 10 pages of reference appendices. A website provides additional information and software. Barbero is affiliated with the National University of Rio Cuarto and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Completely revised and updated, this second edition of a bestseller contains new chapters on short fiber composites, fabric reinforced composites, and external reinforcement for infrastructure. The text covers design aspects such as fiber and matrix selection, fabrication processes, prediction of material properties, and structural analysis of beams, plates, shells, and other structures. Powerful preliminary design tools, such as "carpet plots," are used in examples throughout the book. Instructional materials including PowerPoint slides, software, and other pedagogical tools will be available from a password protected website maintained by the author.
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