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Mechanics of Composite Structural Elements

Authors: Altenbach, Holm, Altenbach, Johannes, Kissing, Wolfgang

  • 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
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This second edition of the textbook presents a systematic introduction to the structural mechanics of composite components. The book focusses on modeling and calculation of sandwiches and laminated composites i.e. anisotropic material. The new edition includes an additional chapter covering the latest advances in both research and applications, which are highly relevant for readers.

The 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 book is close to classical courses of "Strength of Materials" and "Theory of Beams, Plates and Shells" but it extends the classic content on two topics: 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.

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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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Classification of Composite Materials

    Altenbach, Holm (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Linear Anisotropic Materials

    Altenbach, Holm (et al.)

    Pages 19-84

  • Effective Material Moduli for Composites

    Altenbach, Holm (et al.)

    Pages 85-100

  • Elastic Behavior of Laminate and Sandwich Composites

    Altenbach, Holm (et al.)

    Pages 103-176

  • Classical and Improved Theories

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    Pages 177-200

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8935-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8934-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mechanics of Composite Structural Elements
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8935-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8935-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8934-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 503
Number of Illustrations and Tables
121 b/w illustrations
Topics