Major Accomplishments in Composite Materials and Sandwich Structures

  • I. M. Daniel
  • E. E. Gdoutos
  • Y. D. S. Rajapakse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Composite Materials and Structures:Mechanical and Failure Behavior

    1. Frederic Vautard, Lanhong Xu, Lawrence T. Drzal
      Pages 27-50
    2. Richard M. Christensen
      Pages 51-65
    3. Peter Davies, Leif A. Carlsson
      Pages 67-82
  3. Composite Materials and Structures:Dynamic Effects

  4. Sandwich Materials and Structures:Mechanical and Failure Behavior

  5. Sandwich Materials and Structures:Dynamic Effects

    1. Arun Shukla, Srinivasan Arjun Tekalur, Nate Gardner, Matt Jackson, Erheng Wang
      Pages 503-540
    2. Samirkumar M. Soni, Ronald F. Gibson, Emmanuel O. Ayorinde
      Pages 605-624
    3. George J. Dvorak, Yehia A. Bahei-El-Din, Alexander P. Suvorov
      Pages 625-659
    4. Michelle S. Hoo Fatt, Leelaprasad Palla, Dushyanth Sirivolu
      Pages 661-690
  6. Constituent Materials Including Fiber, Polymer Matrix, and Core Materials

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 817-818

About this book


This book represents a collection of major research contributions over the last decade in the area of composite materials and sandwich structures supported by the USA Office of Naval Research under the directorship of Dr. Yapa D. S. Rajapakse.

It contains over thirty chapters written by recognized experts in their fields and serves as a reference and guide for future research. Topics covered include: mechanical and failure characterization of composites under static and dynamic loading; failure modes and failure criteria; environmental effects; dynamic effects; post impact behavior; multiscale modeling; nanocomposites; characterization of core materials for sandwich structures under static and fatigue loading; mechanical behavior and failure of sandwich structures; fatigue behavior and durability of composite materials and sandwich structures; core joints in sandwich structures; characterization and failure of marine materials and structures under impulse loading; failure of interfaces under dynamic loading; delamination failure of composite materials and sandwich structures; response of composites and sandwich structures to blast loading and underwater explosions.


composite material composite materials damage deformation environmental effects fatigue fracture mechanical and failure behaviour mechanics nanocomposites sandwich structures shells structure

Editors and affiliations

  • I. M. Daniel
    • 1
  • E. E. Gdoutos
    • 2
  • Y. D. S. Rajapakse
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Civil &Environmental EngineeringNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Civil Engineering Lab. for Applied MechanicsDemocritus University of ThraceXanthiGreece
  3. 3.Office of Naval ResearchSolid Mechanics ProgramArlingtonUSA

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