Composite Materials in Engineering Structures


Editor: Jennifer M. Davis

Series: Materials Science and Technologies

Composite materials such as fiber-reinforced composites, aggregate composites, and natural fiber reinforced composites have been used widely in engineering structures in various industries. Composite laminates, especially fiber reinforced metal laminates (FRMLs) have been used extensively in aerospace structures. Composite laminates are materials that involve some combination on a macroscopic scale of two or more different primary structural engineering constituents such as polymers, metals, ceramics and glasses. This book presents current research from across the globe in the study of composite materials, including the effects of thermo-oxidation on composite materials and structures at high temperatures; damping in composite materials; fatigue and fracture of short fiber composites; and solutions for postbuckling of composite beams.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Effects of Thermo-Oxidation on Composite Materials and Structures at High Temperatures pp. 1-52
Authors / Editors: (Marco Gigliotti, Jean-Claude Grandidier, Marie Christine Lafarie-Frenot, Institut Pprime, CNRS, ENSMA, Université de Poitiers, Département Physique et Mécanique des Matériaux, France)

Chapter 2 – Damping in Composite Materials and Structures pp. 53-136
Authors / Editors: (Jean-Marie Berthelot, Mustapha Assarar, Youssef Sefrani, Abderrahim El Mahi, ISMANS, Institute for Advanced Materials and Mechanics, Le Mans, France, and others)

Chapter 3 – Mechanical States Induced by Moisture Diffusion in Organic Matrix Composites: Coupled Scale Transition Models pp. 137-190
Authors / Editors: (F. Jacquemin, S. Fréour, Institut de Recherche en Génie-Civil et Mécanique (UMR-CNRS, Université de Nantes, Saint-Nazaire Cedex, France)

Chapter 4 – Fatigue and Fracture of Short Fibre Composites Exposed to Extreme Temperatures pp. 191-228
Authors / Editors: (Gangadhara Prusty, Jung-Hoon Sul, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Chapter 5 – Fatigue of Polymer Matrix Composites at Elevated Temperatures – A Review pp. 229-252
Authors / Editors: (John Montesano, Zouheir Fawaz, Kamran Behdinan, Cheung Poon, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada)

Chapter 7 – Development and Application of Fibre-Reinforced Metal Laminates in Aerospace Structures pp. 293-311
Authors / Editors: (Terry P. Crouch, Y.X. Zhang, School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defense Force Academy, Canberra, Australia)

Chapter 8 – Critical Aeroelastic Behaviour of Slender Composite Wings in an Incomprenssible Flow pp. 313-339
Authors / Editors: (Enrico Cestino and Giacomo Frulla, Aerospace Engineering Department, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24 – 10129 – Torino, Italy)

Chapter 9 – Exact Solution for the Postbuckling of Composite Beams pp. 341-371
Authors / Editors: (Samir A. Emam, Department of Mechanical Design and Production, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig, 44519, Egypt)

Chapter 10 – Buckling Behaviors of Elastic Functionally Graded Cylindrical Shells pp. 373-408
Authors / Editors: (Huaiwei Huang, Qiang Han, Department of Engineering Mechanics, School of Civil Engineering and Transportation, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510640, PR China)

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