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Strength & Life of Composites
Article Type: Book reviews From: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Volume 81, Issue 6
Stephen W. Tsai and Pranav D. Shah,Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
JEC, in partnership with Stanford University, has released an exclusive technical hand book about design tools for composite materials and structure.
This book owes its origin to Composites Design Tutorial, an online, on demand training course that has turned out to be timely during the increased interest in composites and the increased cost of fuel. Receiving training without travel now has an added advantage. It emphasize not only new theory of failure based on micromechanics, but also tools for designers for enlarging their design envelope and implementing their calculations easily, intuitively and with confidence.
Strength & Life of Composites is an authoritative self-contained book dealing with:
opportunities of composites design;
micromechanics and design tools;
analysis for damage tolerance and repair; and
standard master curves for rapid life prediction.
This innovative book is suitable for education, industry and government personnel interested in composites for aerospace, transportation and wind energy. It provides knowledge and tools to move beyond the penalties imposed by many current practices.
This book has three sections:
Original papers on strength and life based principally on micromechanics of failure.
Elementary theory of composites, and basic reference on materials and processing.
Description of tools for design calculations.
It is intended for engineers and students interested in learning about composite materials. It is also intended for teachers to adopt for their courses.
For further details, please contact: JEC Publications. Tel.: +18.104.22.168.15.18; Fax: +22.214.171.124.15.19.