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The Behavior Of Structures Composed Of Composite Materials

  • Jack R. Vinson
  • Robert L. Sierakowski

Part of the Solid Mechanics And Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 105)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Jack R. Vinson, Robert L. Sierakowski
    Pages 1-38
  3. Jack R. Vinson, Robert L. Sierakowski
    Pages 39-86
  4. Jack R. Vinson, Robert L. Sierakowski
    Pages 87-153
  5. Jack R. Vinson, Robert L. Sierakowski
    Pages 155-213
  6. Jack R. Vinson, Robert L. Sierakowski
    Pages 215-258
  7. Jack R. Vinson, Robert L. Sierakowski
    Pages 259-301
  8. Jack R. Vinson, Robert L. Sierakowski
    Pages 303-332
  9. Jack R. Vinson, Robert L. Sierakowski
    Pages 333-359
  10. Jack R. Vinson, Robert L. Sierakowski
    Pages 361-373
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 375-435

About this book


Composite structures and products have developed tremendously since the publication of the first edition of this work in 1986. This new edition of the now classic 1986 text has been written to educate the engineering reader in the various aspects of mechanics for using composite materials in the design and analysis of composite structures and products. Areas dealt with include manufacture, micromechanical properties, structural design, joints and bonding and a much needed introduction to composite design philosophy. Each chapter is concluded by numerous problems suitable for home assignments or examination. A solution guide is available on request from the authors.


composite composite material composite materials elasticity mechanics micromechanics polymer

Editors and affiliations

  • Jack R. Vinson
    • 1
  • Robert L. Sierakowski
    • 2
  1. 1.The Center for Composite Materials and The College of Marine Studies Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of DelawareNewarkU.S.A
  2. 2.AFRL/MN Eglin AFBFloridaU.S.A

About the editors

Dr. Vinson is the H. Fletcher Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Delaware. In 1977 he received the ONR-AIAA Structural Mechanics Award for his research in composite materials, and in 1981 he was awarded an ASME Centennial Award. He is active as a consultant to government and industry. He recently received a Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for 1985. He has been Chairman of the American Organizing Committee for the Japan-United States Conferences on Composite Materials three times (1981, 1983 and 1986). Dr. Sierakowski is Professor and Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department at the Ohio State University. He has held many academic and industrial posts in the United States and has been a National Research Council Senior Research Fellow, a consultant to Air Force Laboratories, and a Visiting Professor at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Behavior Of Structures Composed Of Composite Materials
  • Authors Jack R. Vinson
    Robert L. Sierakowski
  • Series Title Solid Mechanics And Its Applications
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-0904-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6133-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-306-48414-8
  • Series ISSN 0925-0042
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIV, 442
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Classical Mechanics
    Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
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This book is probably the most informative and highly helpful work on the subject of structural aspects of composites, and merits an honored place in the study of every student and researcher associated with composites. Practicing composite structures engineers dealing with composites cannot fail to find much of interest and motivate them in this volume. It demands a place in their libraries. Indeed a worthwhile investment that continues the level of excellence associated with the earlier edition. – Current Engineering Practice, vol. 47, 2004.