© 2003

Modern Trends in Composite Laminates Mechanics

  • Holm Altenbach
  • Wilfried Becker

Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 448)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-vii
  2. Wilfried Becker, Heiko Engels, Wilfried Hansel, Jan Lindemann
    Pages 133-180
  3. Ramesh Talreja
    Pages 281-294
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 295-296

About this book


The aim of the book is to give a clear picture of some new modern trends in composite mechanics and to give a presentation of the current state-of-the-art of the theory and application of composite laminates. The book addresses the basics as well as recent developments in the theory of laminates and their effective properties, the problem of testing and identification of properties, strength, damage, and failure of composite laminates, lightweight construction principles, optimization techniques, the generation of smart structures, and a number of special technical aspects (e.g. stress localization), their modelling and analysis. The intention of the book is to provide deeper understanding, to give mathematical and algorithmic techniques for analysis, simulation and optimization and to link various aspects of composite mechanics as necessary to exploit the full potential that is possible for composite structures.


Applied Mathematics Numerical and Computational Methods in Engineering Structural Mechanics Theoretical and Applied Mechanics algorithms applied mathematics applied mechanics composite material construction material materials mathematics mechanics modeling optimization simulation stress structural mechanics structures

Editors and affiliations

  • Holm Altenbach
    • 1
  • Wilfried Becker
    • 2
  1. 1.Fachbereich Ingenieurwissenschaften, Technische MechanikMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-WittenbergHalle (Saale)Germany
  2. 2.Institut für Mechanik und RegelungstechnikUniversität SiegenSiegenGermany

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