Introduction to the Micromechanics of Composite Materials

Huiming Yin, Yingtao Zhao

January 22, 2018 by CRC Press
Reference - 238 Pages - 70 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138490499 - CAT# K349940


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  • Covers the subject extensively, from simple examples to abstract concepts
  • Ranges from theoretical analysis to experimental validation
  • Uses case studies, practical examples, and applications for illustration
  • Includes homework problems and a solutions manual for adopting course instructors
  • Provides material suitable for senior undergraduates as well as graduate students
  • Summary

    Presents Concepts That Can Be Used in Design, Processing, Testing, and Control of Composite Materials

    Introduction to the Micromechanics of Composite Materials weaves together the basic concepts, mathematical fundamentals, and formulations of micromechanics into a systemic approach for understanding and modeling the effective material behavior of composite materials. As various emerging composite materials have been increasingly used in civil, mechanical, biomedical, and materials engineering, this textbook provides students with a fundamental understanding of the mechanical behavior of composite materials and prepares them for further research and development work with new composite materials.

    Students will understand from reading this book:

    • The basic concepts of micromechanics such as RVE, eigenstrain, inclusions, and in homogeneities
    • How to master the constitutive law of general composite material
    • How to use the tensorial indicial notation to formulate the Eshelby problem
    • Common homogenization methods

    The content is organized in accordance with a rigorous course. It covers micromechanics theory, the microstructure of materials, homogenization, and constitutive models of different types of composite materials, and it enables students to interpret and predict the effective mechanical properties of existing and emerging composites through microstructure-based modeling and design. As a prerequisite, students should already understand the concepts of boundary value problems in solid mechanics. Introduction to the Micromechanics of Composite Materials is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students.


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