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Mechanical engineering, an engineering discipline borne of the needs of the in dustrial revolution, is once again asked to do its substantial share in the call for industrial renewal. The general call is urgent as we face profound issues of produc tivity and competitiveness that require engineering solutions, among others. The Mechanical Engineering Series features graduate texts and research monographs intended to address the need for information in contemporary areas of mechanical engineering. The series is conceived as a comprehensive one that covers a broad range of concentrations important to mechanical engineering graduate education and re search. We are fortunate to have a distinguished roster of consulting editors on the advisory board, each an expert in one of the areas of concentration. The names of the consulting editors are listed on the next page of this volume. The areas of concentration are applied mechanics, biomechanics, computational mechan ics, dynamic systems and control, energetics, mechanics of materials, processing, thermal science, and tribology.
Preface.- Translators Preface.- Part I: Composite Materials. Basic Features of Composite Materials. The Constituents of a Composite Material. Molding processes and Architecture of Composite Materials.- Part II: Basic Concepts of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials. Mathematical Basics. Stresses. Strains. The Elastic Behavior of Materials. The Mechanics of Deformable Solids.- Part III: Mechanical Behavior of Composite Materials. Elastic Behavior of Unidirectional Composite Materials. Elastic Behavior of an Orthotropic Composite. Off-Axis Behavior of Composite Materials. Fracture Mechanisms and Damage of Composite Materials.- Part IV: Modeling the Mechanical Behavior of Laminates and Sandwich Plates. Basics of Laminate Theory. Classical Laminate Theory. Effect of the Stacking Sequence. Mat and Cloth Reinforced Materials. Governing Equations and Energy Formulation of Classical Laminate Theory. Including Transverse Shear Deformation in Laminate Theory. Theory of Sandwich Plates.- Part V: Analysis of the Mechanical Behavior of Composite Material Structures. Cylindrical bending. Bending of Laminate and Sandwich Beams. Bending of Orthotropic Laminate Plates. Bending of Plates.