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Mechanics of Composite Structural Elements

Benefits

  • Offers a systematic introduction to the structural mechanics of composite components

  • Focuses on modeling and calculation of sandwiches and laminated composites i.e. anisotropic material

  • All chapters include examples with worked-out solutions

  • Thoroughly explains analytical and numerical solution methods

Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction, Anisotropic Elasticity, Micromechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Holm Altenbach, Johannes Altenbach, Wolfgang Kissing
      Pages 3-18
    3. Holm Altenbach, Johannes Altenbach, Wolfgang Kissing
      Pages 19-84
    4. Holm Altenbach, Johannes Altenbach, Wolfgang Kissing
      Pages 85-100
  3. Modelling of a Single Laminae, Laminates and Sandwiches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-102
    2. Holm Altenbach, Johannes Altenbach, Wolfgang Kissing
      Pages 103-176
    3. Holm Altenbach, Johannes Altenbach, Wolfgang Kissing
      Pages 177-200
    4. Holm Altenbach, Johannes Altenbach, Wolfgang Kissing
      Pages 201-224
  4. Analysis of Structural Elements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-226
    2. Holm Altenbach, Johannes Altenbach, Wolfgang Kissing
      Pages 227-274
    3. Holm Altenbach, Johannes Altenbach, Wolfgang Kissing
      Pages 275-340
    4. Holm Altenbach, Johannes Altenbach, Wolfgang Kissing
      Pages 341-364
  5. Modelling and Analysis of Thin-Walled Folded Plate Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-366
    2. Holm Altenbach, Johannes Altenbach, Wolfgang Kissing
      Pages 367-406
  6. Finite Classical and Generalized Beam Elements, Finite Plate Elements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-408
    2. Holm Altenbach, Johannes Altenbach, Wolfgang Kissing
      Pages 409-460
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 461-503

About this book

Introduction

This textbook is written for use not only in engineering curricula of aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering, but also for materials science and applied mechanics. Furthermore, it addresses practicing engineers and researchers. No prior knowledge of composite materials and structures is required for the understanding of its content. The structure and the level of presentation is close to classical courses of "Strength of Materials" or "Theory of Beams, Plates and Shells". Yet two extensions have been included: the linear elastic material behavior of isotropic and non-isotropic structural elements, and inhomogeneous material properties in the thickness direction. The Finite Element Analysis of laminate and sandwich structures is briefly presented. Many solved examples illustrate the application of the techniques learned.

Keywords

Anisotropic material Beams plates shells Mechanical failure structural mechanics of composites mechanical engineering textbook Laminated composites composite materials textbook applied mechanics composite material deformation fracture mechanics modeling of sandwiches materials stress Strength of materials structural analysis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für MechanikOtto-von-Guericke-Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.-MagedburgGermany
  3. 3.Bad KleinenGermany

About the authors

Holm Altenbach (1956) is since 2011 a Full Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany. Having obtained a Diploma Degree (1980) and a Doctoral Degree (1983) at the Leningrad Polytechnic he received the Facultas docendi in Engineering Mechanics in Magdeburg. In 1987 he obtained the Doctor of Engineering Sciences (Dr.-Ing.habil.) at the Leningrad Polytechnic. From 1987 up to 1995 he worked as a lecturer in the Institute of Material Science at the Magdeburg University. In 1996 he was appointed as a Full Professor in Engineering Mechanics at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. His research activities were awarded by the Krupp fellowship (Ruhr-University Bochum), the Gold medal of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Politechnika Lubelska (Lublin, Poland) and Dr.h.c. at the NTU “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” (Ukraine), the Ovidius University Constanta (Romania) and the Vekua Institute of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia). He acts as Editor-in-chief of “Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik” (ZAMM, founded 1921) and Advisory Editor of “Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics”.

Johannes Altenbach (1933) was Full Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Technology “Otto von Guericke” Magdeburg, Germany. Having obtained a Diploma Degree in Mathematics (1957) at University of Leipzig, a Doctoral Degree (1961) and in 1967 a Doctor of Engineering Sciences (Dr.-Ing.habil.) in Magdeburg. From 1957 up to 1968 he worked as an assistant and lecturer in the Institute of Mechanics, later in the Institute of Statics and Steel Structures at the Magdeburg University. In 1968 he was appointed as a Full Professor in Engineering Mechanics at the University in Magdeburg. His research activities were awarded by Dr.h.c. at the NTU “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” (Ukraine). He acts as Editor-in-chief of “Technische Mechanik” (founded 1980). He was retired in 1992.

Wolfgang Kissing (1938) was a Professor of Engineering Mechanics/Strength of Materials at the University of Applied Sciences Wismar, Germany. Having obtained a Diploma Degree in Mechanical Engineering (1962), a Doctoral Degree (1967) and in 1982 a Doctor of Engineering Sciences (Dr.-Ing.habil.) at the University of Technology “Otto von Guericke” Magdeburg. From 1962 up to 1970 he worked as an assistant in the Institute of Statics and Steel Structures at the Magdeburg University. In 1970 he was appointed as an Associate Professor in Wismar, where he obtained a professorship in 1990. He was retired in 2004.

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