Composite Materials: Design and Applications, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Daniel Gay

CRC Press
Published July 29, 2014
Textbook - 635 Pages - 468 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466584877 - CAT# K19063

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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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