Composite Structures

  • I. H. Marshall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Dale W. Wilson, R. Byron Pipes
    Pages 34-49
  3. J. A. Bailie, L. M. Fisher, S. A. Howard, K. G. Perry
    Pages 63-78
  4. R. C. Wyatt, L. S. Norwood, M. G. Phillips
    Pages 79-91
  5. P. Bonniau, A. R. Bunsell
    Pages 92-105
  6. P. J. Hogg, D. Hull, M. J. Legg
    Pages 106-122
  7. A. P. S. Selvadurai, N. Moutafis
    Pages 262-284
  8. H. F. Brinson, D. H. Morris, W. I. Griffith, D. Dillard
    Pages 285-300

About this book

Introduction

The papers contained herein were presented at the First International Conference on Composite Structures held at Paisley College of Technology, Paisley, Scotland, in September 1981. This conference was organised and sponsored by Paisley College of Technology in association with The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and The National Engineering Laboratory (UK). There can be little doubt that, within engineering circles, the use of composite materials has revolutionised traditional design concepts. The ability to tailor-make a material to suit prevailing environmental conditions whilst maintaining adequate reinforcement to withstand applied loading is unquestionably an attractive proposition. Significant weight savings can also be achieved by virtue of the high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight characteristics of, for example, fibrous forms of composite materials. Such savings are clearly of paramount importance in transportation engineering and in particular aircraft and aerospace applications. Along with this considerable structural potential the engineer must accept an increased complexity of analysis. All too often in the past this has dissuaded the designer from considering composite materials as a viable, or indeed better, alternative to traditional engineering materials. Inherent prejudices within the engineering profession have also contributed, in no small way, to a certain wariness in appreciating the merits of composites. However, the potential benefits of composite materials are inescapable. The last two decades have seen a phenomenal increase in the use of composites in virtually every area of engineering, from the high technology v vi Preface aerospace application to the less demanding structural cladding situation.

Keywords

boundary layer composite material damage elasticity fatigue finite element method fracture material optimization shells stability stress structural analysis testing vibration

Editors and affiliations

  • I. H. Marshall
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Production EngineeringPaisley College of TechnologyScotland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-8120-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8122-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8120-1
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