This book balances introduction to the basic concepts of the mechanical behavior of composite materials and laminated composite structures. It covers topics from micromechanics and macromechanics to lamination theory and plate bending, buckling, and vibration, clarifying the physical significance of composite materials. In addition to the materials covered in the first edition, this book includes more theory-experiment comparisons and updated information on the design of composite materials.

chapter 1|53 pages

Introduction to Composite Materials

chapter 2|66 pages

Macromechanical Behavior of a Lamina

chapter 3|66 pages

Micromechanical Behavior of a Lamina

chapter 4|90 pages

Macromechanical Behavior of a Laminate

chapter 6|35 pages

Other Analysis and Behavior Topics