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Advances in Thick Section Composite and Sandwich Structures

An Anthology of ONR-sponsored Research

  • Sung W. Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Arun Shukla, Christopher Salazar, Shyamal Kishore, Helio Matos
    Pages 1-42
  3. Alexander Gargano, Raj Das, Adrian P. Mouritz
    Pages 121-144
  4. Vicente Sánchez-Gálvez, David A. Cendón, Rafael Sancho, Francisco Gálvez
    Pages 169-185
  5. Valentina Lopresto, Ilaria Papa, Vito Pagliarulo, Pietro Russo, Maurizio Porfiri
    Pages 221-251
  6. Romesh C. Batra, Arka P. Chattopadhyay, Priyal H. Shah
    Pages 281-320
  7. Michelle S. Hoo Fatt, Chong Zhong, Xiaolong Tong
    Pages 387-405
  8. Nikhil Gupta, Mrityunjay Doddamani
    Pages 407-438
  9. Bentolhoda Davoodi, Antonio Gomez, Brian Pinto, Anastasia Muliana, Valeria La Saponara
    Pages 485-506
  10. Yasushi Miyano, Masayuki Nakada
    Pages 529-549

About this book


This book describes recent research findings on response and integrity of thick section composite and sandwich structures. In particular, it deals with these structures for marine applications under static and dynamic loads such as shock and slamming loads in severe sea environment including sea water, temperature extremes, hydrostatic pressure and Arctic conditions. Three-dimensional constitutive equations and failure criteria for structural response and integrity are considered. 

The book serves as an excellent repository of major advances in research on response and integrity of composite and sandwich structures made through research grants sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research in the past decade. 

  • Collects major advances in response and integrity research;
  • Emphasizes phenomena within severe environments;
  • Illustrates underwater fluid-structure interactions, shock/blast loads, and slamming loads.


Thick section composite and sandwich structures dynamic shock and slamming loads fluid-structure interactions dynamic behavior of materials Office of Naval Research

Editors and affiliations

  • Sung W. Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of Maryland, College ParkCollege ParkUSA

About the editors

Dr. Sung W. Lee is a Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Dr. Yapa D.S. Rajapakse is Program Manager, Solid Mechanics, Office of Naval Research.

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