Recent Advances in Composite Materials

In Honor of S.A. Paipetis

  • Emmanuel E. Gdoutos
  • Zaira P. Marioli-Riga

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. General Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Y. F. Missirlis
      Pages 3-8
    3. J. T. Verbis, S. V. Tsinopoulos, J. P. Agnantiaris, D. Polyzos
      Pages 35-46
    4. P. A. Kakavas, C. C. Kiritsi, N. K. Anifantis
      Pages 61-70
    5. K. Dassios, C. Galiotis, V. Kostopoulos, M. Steen
      Pages 71-79
  3. Stress and Failure Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. D. Van Hemelrijck, H. Cuypers, J. Wastiels, G. Kalogiannakis, W. P. De Wilde
      Pages 95-108
    3. C. Soutis, S. H. Díaz Valdés
      Pages 109-126
    4. W. Goldsmith, E. Pineda
      Pages 127-138
    5. D. G. Katerelos, J. Parthenios, C. Galiotis
      Pages 139-150
  4. Mechanical Properties

  5. Metal Matrix Composites

  6. Structural Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. C. C. Chamis, L. Minnetyan
      Pages 265-278
    3. I. M. Daniel, E. E. Gdoutos, J. L. Abot, K.-A. Wang
      Pages 279-290
    4. G. A. Kardomateas, G. J. Simitses
      Pages 291-300
  7. Applications

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 381-381

About this book


This book contains 31 papers presented at the symposium on "Recent Advances in Composite Materials" which was organized in honor of Professor Stephanos A. Paipetis. The symposium took place at Democritus University of Thrace, in Xanthi, Greece on June 12-14, 2003. The book is a tribute to Stephanos A. Paipetis, a pioneer of composite materials, in recognition of his continuous, original diversified and outstanding contributions for half a century. The book consists of invited papers written by leading experts in the field. It contains original contributions concerning the latest developments in composite materials. It covers a wide range of subjects including experimental characterization, analytical modeling and applications of composite materials. The papers are arranged in the following six sections: General concepts, stress and failure analysis, mechanical properties, metal matrix composites, structural analysis and applications of composite materials. The first section on general concepts contains seven papers dealing with composites through the pursuit of the consilience among them, computation and mechatronic automation of multiphysics research, a theory of anisotropic scattering, wave propagation, multi-material composite wedges, a three-dimensional finite element analysis around broken fibers and an in situ assessment of the micromechanics of large scale bridging in ceramic composites.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Emmanuel E. Gdoutos
    • 1
  • Zaira P. Marioli-Riga
    • 2
  1. 1.Democritus University of ThraceXanthiGreece
  2. 2.Hellenic Aerospace IndustrySchimatariGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6294-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2852-2
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