Mathematical Methods And Models In Composites, 1st Edition

  • Published By: Imperial College Press
  • ISBN-10: 1848167857
  • ISBN-13: 9781848167858
  • DDC: 620.118
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 520 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book provides a representative selection of the most relevant, innovative, and useful mathematical methods and models applied to the analysis and characterization of composites and their behaviour on micro-, meso-, and macroscale. It establishes the fundamentals for meaningful and accurate theoretical and computer modelling of these materials in the future. Although the book is primarily concerned with fibre-reinforced composites, which have ever-increasing applications in fields such as aerospace, many of the results presented can be applied to other kinds of composites. The topics covered include: scaling and homogenization procedures in composite structures, thin plate and wave solutions in anisotropic materials, laminated structures, instabilities, fracture and damage analysis of composites, and highly efficient methods for simulation of composites manufacturing. The results presented are useful in the design, fabrication, testing, and industrial applications of composite components and structures. The book is written by well-known experts in different areas of applied mathematics, physics, and composite engineering and is an essential source of reference for graduate and doctoral students, as well as researchers. It is also suitable for non-experts in composites who wish to have an overview of both the mathematical methods and models used in this area and the related open problems requiring further research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Asymptotic Homogenization Method and Micromechanical Models for Composite Materials and Thin-Walled Composite Structures.
2: Scaling and Homogenization in Spatially Random Composites.
3: Stroh-Like Formalism for General Thin Laminated Plates and Its Applications.
4: Classical, Refined, Zig-Zag and Layer-Wise Models for Laminated Structures.
5: Bifurcation of Elastic Multilayers.
6: Propagation of Rayleigh Waves in Anisotropic Media and an Inverse Problem in the Characterization of Initial Stress.
7: Advanced Model Order Reduction for Simulating Composite-Forming Processes.
8: Modeling Fracture and Complex Crack Networks in Laminated Composites.
9: Delamination and Adhesive Contact Models and Their Mathematical Analysis and Numerical Treatment.
10: Crack Nucleation at Stress Concentration Points in Composite Materials — Application to Crack Deflection by an Interface.
11: Singular Elastic Solutions in Anisotropic Multimaterial Corners. Applications to Composites.