Introduction to Composite Materials Design

3rd Edition

Ever J. Barbero

CRC Press
Published October 16, 2017
Textbook - 534 Pages - 177 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138196803 - CAT# K31201
Series: Composite Materials

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  • Includes 88 fully developed examples, 204 end-of-chapter problems, and 48 tables, all completely revised and supplemented with material properties and practical information
  • Enhances step-by-step solutions to most examples with supplemental Scilab™ code
  • Expands coverage of Design for Reliability, including methods for determination of basis values
  • Adds descriptions and data on natural fibers and biodegradable matrices for green composites
  • Simplifies structural design by introducing universal carpet plots for stiffness and strength
  • Features the most comprehensive set of state-of-the-art analysis and design tools found in any introductory composites textbook
  • Complemented by an updated solutions manual with newly written solutions fully explained with intermediate steps (available to qualifying instructors)


The Third Edition of Introduction to Composite Materials Design is a practical, design-oriented textbook aimed at students and practicing engineers learning analysis and design of composite materials and structures. Readers will find the Third Edition to be both highly streamlined for teaching, with new comprehensive examples and exercises emphasizing design, as well as complete with practical content relevant to current industry needs. Furthermore, the Third Edition is updated with the latest analysis techniques for the preliminary design of composite materials, including universal carpet plots, temperature dependent properties, and more. Significant additions provide the essential tools for mastering Design for Reliability as well as an expanded material property database.


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