Structural Analysis of Polymeric Composite Materials, Second Edition

Mark E. Tuttle, Mark E. Tuttle

December 3, 2012 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Textbook - 668 Pages - 81 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439875124 - CAT# K13483


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  • Calculate the stresses near elliptical holes in multi-angle composite laminates induced by an arbitrary combination of in-plane loads—information new to this edition
  • Determine the axial stiffness and flexural rigidity of thin-walled composite beams
  • Understand the effect of external loading, temperature variation, and moisture on composite materials
  • Predict transverse deflections and buckling response of multi-angle composite laminates
  • Study failure of multi-angle composite laminates due to monotonic fatigue loadings
  • Analyze stress and strains induced by the combined effects of stress, temperature, and moisture


Structural Analysis of Polymeric Composite Materials, Second Edition introduces the mechanics of composite materials and structures and combines classical lamination theory with macromechanical failure principles for prediction and optimization of composite structural performance. It addresses topics such as high-strength fibers, manufacturing techniques, commercially available compounds, and the behavior of anisotropic, orthotropic, and transversely isotropic materials and structures subjected to complex loading.

Emphasizing the macromechanical (structural) level over micromechanical issues and analyses, this unique book integrates effects of environment at the outset to establish a coherent and updated knowledge base. In addition, each chapter includes example problems to illustrate the concepts presented.