Multi Scale Continuum Mechanics Modelling of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

Multi Scale Continuum Mechanics Modelling of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
Author: Wim Van Paepegem
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 764
Release: 2020-11-25
ISBN 10: 0128189851
ISBN 13: 9780128189856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multi Scale Continuum Mechanics Modelling of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Book Review:

Multi-scale modelling of composites is a very relevant topic in composites science. This is illustrated by the numerous sessions in the recent European and International Conferences on Composite Materials, but also by the fast developments in multi-scale modelling software tools, developed by large industrial players such as Siemens (Virtual Material Characterization toolkit and MultiMechanics virtual testing software), MSC/e-Xstream (Digimat software), Simulia (micromechanics plug-in in Abaqus), HyperSizer (Multi-scale design of composites), Altair (Altair Multiscale Designer) This book is intended to be an ideal reference on the latest advances in multi-scale modelling of fibre-reinforced polymer composites, that is accessible for both (young) researchers and end users of modelling software. We target three main groups: This book aims at a complete introduction and overview of the state-of-the-art in multi-scale modelling of composites in three axes: • ranging from prediction of homogenized elastic properties to nonlinear material behaviour • ranging from geometrical models for random packing of unidirectional fibres over meso-scale geometries for textile composites to orientation tensors for short fibre composites • ranging from damage modelling of unidirectionally reinforced composites over textile composites to short fibre-reinforced composites The book covers the three most important scales in multi-scale modelling of composites: (i) micro-scale, (ii) meso-scale and (iii) macro-scale. The nano-scale and related atomistic and molecular modelling approaches are deliberately excluded, since the book wants to focus on continuum mechanics and there are already a lot of dedicated books about polymer nanocomposites. A strong focus is put on physics-based damage modelling, in the sense that the chapters devote attention to modelling the different damage mechanisms (matrix cracking, fibre/matrix debonding, delamination, fibre fracture,...) in such a way that the underlying physics of the initiation and growth of these damage modes is respected. The book also gives room to not only discuss the finite element based approaches for multi-scale modelling, but also much faster methods that are popular in industrial software, such as Mean Field Homogenization methods (based on Mori-Tanaka and Eshelby solutions) and variational methods (shear lag theory and more advanced theories). Since the book targets a wide audience, the focus is put on the most common numerical approaches that are used in multi-scale modelling. Very specialized numerical methods like peridynamics modelling, Material Point Method, eXtended Finite Element Method (XFEM), isogeometric analysis, SPH (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics),... are excluded. Outline of the book The book is divided in three large parts, well balanced with each a similar number of chapters:

Continuum Theory of the Mechanics of Fibre Reinforced Composites

Continuum Theory of the Mechanics of Fibre Reinforced Composites
Author: A.J.M. Spencer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2014-05-04
ISBN 10: 3709143365
ISBN 13: 9783709143360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advanced fibre reinforced polymer FRP composites for structural applications

Advanced fibre reinforced polymer  FRP  composites for structural applications
Author: R.M. Guedes,J. Xavier
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2013-09-30
ISBN 10: 0128088419
ISBN 13: 9780128088418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced fibre reinforced polymer FRP composites for structural applications Book Review:

This chapter describes the elastic qualities of advanced fibre-reinforced composites, in terms of characterization, measurement and prediction from the basic constituents, i.e. the fibre and matrix. The elastic analysis comprises applying micromechanics approaches to predict the lamina elastic properties from the basic constituents, and using classical lamination theory to predict the elastic properties of composite materials composed of several laminae stacked at different orientations. Examples are given to illustrate the theoretical analysis and give a full apprehension of its prediction capability. The last section provides an overview on identification methods for elastic proprieties based on full-field measurements. It is shown that these methodologies are very convenient for elastic characterization of anisotropic and heterogeneous materials.

Mechanics of Particle and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites

Mechanics of Particle  and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites
Author: Sumit Sharma
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-03-03
ISBN 10: 1119653622
ISBN 13: 9781119653622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Particle and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites Book Review:

Learn to model your own problems for predicting the properties of polymer-based composites Mechanics of Particle- and Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites: Nanoscale to Continuum Simulations provides readers with a thorough and up-to-date overview of nano, micro, and continuum approaches for the multiscale modeling of polymer-based composites. Covering nanocomposite development, theoretical models, and common simulation methods, the text includes a variety of case studies and scripting tutorials that enable readers to apply and further develop the supplied simulations. The book describes the foundations of molecular dynamics and continuum mechanics methods, guides readers through the basic steps required for multiscale modeling of any material, and correlates the results between the experimental and theoretical work performed. Focused primarily on nanocomposites, the methods covered in the book are applicable to various other materials such as carbon nanotubes, polymers, metals, and ceramics. Throughout the book, readers are introduced to key topics of relevance to nanocomposite materials and structures—supported by journal articles that discuss recent developments in modeling techniques and in the prediction of mechanical and thermal properties. This timely, highly practical resource: Explains the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation procedure for nanofiber and nanoparticle reinforced polymer composites Compares results of experimental and theoretical results from mechanical models at different length scales Covers different types of fibers and matrix materials that constitute composite materials, including glass, boron, carbon, and Kevlar Reviews models that predict the stiffness of short-fiber composites, including the self-consistent model for finite-length fibers, bounding models, and the Halpin-Tsai equation Describes various molecular modeling methods such as Monte Carlo, Brownian dynamics, dissipative particle dynamics, and lattice Boltzmann methods Highlights the potential of nanocomposites for defense and space applications Perfect for materials scientists, materials engineers, polymer scientists, and mechanical engineers, Mechanics of Particle- and Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites is also a must-have reference for computer simulation scientists seeking to improve their understanding of reinforced polymer nanocomposites.

Advanced Methods of Continuum Mechanics for Materials and Structures

Advanced Methods of Continuum Mechanics for Materials and Structures
Author: Konstantin Naumenko,Marcus Aßmus
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2016-05-12
ISBN 10: 9811009597
ISBN 13: 9789811009594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Methods of Continuum Mechanics for Materials and Structures Book Review:

This volume presents a collection of contributions on advanced approaches of continuum mechanics, which were written to celebrate the 60th birthday of Prof. Holm Altenbach. The contributions are on topics related to the theoretical foundations for the analysis of rods, shells and three-dimensional solids, formulation of constitutive models for advanced materials, as well as development of new approaches to the modeling of damage and fractures.

Machining and Machinability of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

Machining and Machinability of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
Author: Mohamed Thariq Hameed Sultan,Azwan Iskandar Azmi,Mohd Shukry Abd Majid,Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Jamir,Naheed Saba
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2020-12-22
ISBN 10: 981334153X
ISBN 13: 9789813341531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machining and Machinability of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Book Review:

This book covers current advances and practices in machining fibre-reinforced polymer composites under various conventional and nonconventional processes. It presents recent research and practices for effective and efficient machining of difficult-to-cut material, providing the technological ‘know-how’ on delamination-free of drilling, milling, trimming, and other cutting processes on fibre-reinforced polymer composites. It also guides the reader on the selection of optimum machining parameters, tool materials, as well as tool geometry. This book is of interest to academicians, students, researchers, practitioners, and industrialists working in aerospace, automotive, marine, and construction industries.

Advances in Fluid Mechanics and Solid Mechanics

Advances in Fluid Mechanics and Solid Mechanics
Author: Damodar Maity,Pradeep G. Siddheshwar,Sunanda Saha
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2020-03-21
ISBN 10: 9811507724
ISBN 13: 9789811507724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Fluid Mechanics and Solid Mechanics Book Review:

This book comprises select proceedings of the 63rd Congress of the Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM) held in Bangalore, in December 2018. Latest research in computational, experimental, and applied mechanics is presented in the book. The chapters are broadly classified into two sections - (i) fluid mechanics and (ii) solid mechanics. Each section covers computational and experimental studies on various contemporary topics such as aerospace dynamics and propulsion, atmospheric sciences, boundary layers, compressible flow, environmental fluid dynamics, control structures, fracture and crack, viscoelasticity, and mechanics of composites. The contents of this book will serve as a useful reference to students, researchers, and practitioners interested in the broad field of mechanics.

New Materials and Advanced Materials

New Materials and Advanced Materials
Author: Zheng Yi Jiang,Jingtao Han,Xianghua Liu
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 1994
Release: 2010-10-27
ISBN 10: 3038135550
ISBN 13: 9783038135555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Materials and Advanced Materials Book Review:

Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). These 379 peer-reviewed papers, presented in a two-volume set, cover the latest advances in nanocrystalline materials, thin films and chemical vapor deposition, biocomposites, ceramics technology, MEMS, coatings, nanopowders, fuel cells, etc.; together with their practical application.

Advanced Fibre Reinforced Polymer FRP Composites for Structural Applications

Advanced Fibre Reinforced Polymer  FRP  Composites for Structural Applications
Author: J Bai
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2013-09-30
ISBN 10: 0857098640
ISBN 13: 9780857098641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Fibre Reinforced Polymer FRP Composites for Structural Applications Book Review:

Advanced fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have become essential materials for the building of new structures and for the repair of existing infrastructure. Advanced fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for structural applications provides an overview of different advanced FRP composites and the use of these materials in a variety of application areas. Part one introduces materials used in the creation of advanced FRP composites including polyester, vinylester and epoxy resins. Part two goes on to explore the processing and fabrication of advanced FRP composites and includes chapters on prepreg processing and filament winding processes. Part three highlights properties of advanced FRP composites and explores how performance can be managed and tested. Applications of advanced FRP composites, including bridge engineering, pipe rehabilitation in the oil and gas industry and sustainable energy production, are discussed in part four. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Advanced fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for structural applications is a technical resource for researchers and engineers using advanced FRP composites, as well as professionals requiring an understanding of the production and properties of advanced FRP composites, and academics interested in this field. Provides an overview of different advanced FRP composites and the use of these materials in a variety of application areas Introduces materials used in the creation of advanced FRP composites including polyester, vinylester and epoxy resins Explores the processing and fabrication of advanced FRP composites and includes chapters on prepreg processing and filament winding processes

Mechanics of Particle and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites

Mechanics of Particle  and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites
Author: Sumit Sharma
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-02-22
ISBN 10: 1119653630
ISBN 13: 9781119653639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Particle and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites Book Review:

Learn to model your own problems for predicting the properties of polymer-based composites Mechanics of Particle- and Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites: Nanoscale to Continuum Simulations provides readers with a thorough and up-to-date overview of nano, micro, and continuum approaches for the multiscale modeling of polymer-based composites. Covering nanocomposite development, theoretical models, and common simulation methods, the text includes a variety of case studies and scripting tutorials that enable readers to apply and further develop the supplied simulations. The book describes the foundations of molecular dynamics and continuum mechanics methods, guides readers through the basic steps required for multiscale modeling of any material, and correlates the results between the experimental and theoretical work performed. Focused primarily on nanocomposites, the methods covered in the book are applicable to various other materials such as carbon nanotubes, polymers, metals, and ceramics. Throughout the book, readers are introduced to key topics of relevance to nanocomposite materials and structures—supported by journal articles that discuss recent developments in modeling techniques and in the prediction of mechanical and thermal properties. This timely, highly practical resource: Explains the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation procedure for nanofiber and nanoparticle reinforced polymer composites Compares results of experimental and theoretical results from mechanical models at different length scales Covers different types of fibers and matrix materials that constitute composite materials, including glass, boron, carbon, and Kevlar Reviews models that predict the stiffness of short-fiber composites, including the self-consistent model for finite-length fibers, bounding models, and the Halpin-Tsai equation Describes various molecular modeling methods such as Monte Carlo, Brownian dynamics, dissipative particle dynamics, and lattice Boltzmann methods Highlights the potential of nanocomposites for defense and space applications Perfect for materials scientists, materials engineers, polymer scientists, and mechanical engineers, Mechanics of Particle- and Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites is also a must-have reference for computer simulation scientists seeking to improve their understanding of reinforced polymer nanocomposites.

Continuum Mechanics Volume II

Continuum Mechanics   Volume II
Author: José Merodio,Giuseppe Saccomandi
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2011-11-30
ISBN 10: 1848263732
ISBN 13: 9781848263734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continuum Mechanics Volume II Book Review:

The main objective of continuum mechanics is to predict the response of a body that is under the action of external and/or internal influences, i.e. to capture and describe different mechanisms associated with the motion of a body that is under the action of loading. A body in continuum mechanics is considered to be matter continuously distributed in space. Hence, no attention is given to the microscopic (atomic) structure of real materials although non-classical generalized theories of continuum mechanics are able to deal with the mesoscopic structure of matter (i.e. defects, cracks, dispersive lengths, ...). Matter occupies space in time and the response of a body in continuum mechanics is restricted to the Newtonian space-time of classical mechanics in this volume. Einstein’s theory of relativity is not considered. In the classical sense, loading is considered as any action that changes the motion of the body. This includes, for instance, a change in temperature or a force applied. By introducing the concept of configurational forces a load may also be considered as a force that drives a change in the material space, for example the opening of a crack. Continuum mechanics refers to field descriptions of phenomena that are usually modeled by partial differential equations and, from a mathematical point of view, require non-standard knowledge of non-simple technicalities. One purpose in this volume has been to present the different subjects in a self-contained way for a general audience. The organization of the volume is as follows. Mathematically, to predict the response of a body it is necessary to formulate boundary value problems governed by balance laws. The theme of the volume, that is an overview of the subject, has been written with this idea in mind for beginners in the topic. Chapter 1 is an introduction to continuum mechanics based on a one-dimensional framework in which, simultaneously, a more detailed organization of the chapters of this volume is given. A one-dimensional approach to continuum mechanics in some aspects maybe misleading since the analysis is oversimplified. Nevertheless, it allows us to introduce the subject through the early basic steps of the continuum analysis for a general audience. Chapters 3, 4 and 5 are devoted to the mathematical setting of continuum analysis: kinematics, balance laws and thermodynamics, respectively. Chapters 6 and 7 are devoted to constitutive equations. Chapters 8 and 9 deal with different issues in the context of linear elastostatics and linear elastodynamics and waves, respectively, for solids. Linear Elasticity is a classical and central theory of continuum mechanics. Chapter 10 deals with fluids while chapter 11 analyzes the coupled theory of thermoelasticity. Chapter 12 deals with nonlinear elasticity and its role in the continuum framework. Chapters 13 and 14 are dedicated to different applications of solid and fluid mechanics, respectively. The rest of the chapters involve some advanced topics. Chapter 15 is dedicated to turbulence, one of the main challenges in fluid mechanics. Chapter 16 deals with electro-magneto active materials (a coupled theory). Chapter 17 deals with specific ideas of soft matter and chapter 18 deals with configurational forces. In chapter 19, constitutive equations are introduced in a general (implicit) form. Well-posedness (existence, time of existence, uniqueness, continuity) of the equations of the mechanics of continua is an important topic which involves sophisticated mathematical machinery. Chapter 20 presents different analyses related to these topics. Continuum Mechanics is an interdisciplinary subject that attracts the attention of engineers, mathematicians, physicists, etc., working in many different disciplines from a purely scientific environment to industrial applications including biology, materials science, engineering, and many other subjects.

Failure of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

Failure of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
Author: Mohamed Thariq Hameed Sultan,M Rajesh,K Jayakrishna
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2021-12-14
ISBN 10: 1000477452
ISBN 13: 9781000477450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Failure of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Book Review:

The proposed book focusses on the theme of failure of polymer composites, focusing on vital aspects of enhancing failure resistance, constituents and repair including associated complexities. It discusses characterization and experimentation of the composites under loading with respect to the specific environment and applications. Further, it includes topics as green composites, advanced materials and composite joint failure, buckling failure, and fiber-metal composite failure. It explains preparation, applications of composites for weight sensitive applications, leading to potential applications and formulations, fabrication of polymer products based on bio-resources. Provides exhaustive understanding of failure and fatigue of polymer composites Covers the failure of fiber reinforced polymer composites, composite joint failure, fiber-metal composite, and laminate failure Discusses how to enhance the resistance against failure of the polymer composites Provides input to industry related and academic orientated research problems Represents an organized perspective and analysis of materials processing, material design, and their failure under loading This book is aimed at researchers, graduate students in composites, fiber reinforcement, failure mechanism, materials science, and mechanical engineering.

Failure Criteria in Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

Failure Criteria in Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
Author: M. Hinton,P D Soden,A. S. Kaddour
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1268
Release: 2004-09-14
ISBN 10: 9780080444758
ISBN 13: 008044475X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Failure Criteria in Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Book Review:

Fiber reinforced polymer composites are an extremely broad and versatile class of material.Their high strength coupled with lightweight leads to their use wherever structural efficiency is at a premium. Applications can be found in aircraft, process plants, sporting goods and military equipment. However they are heterogeneous in construction and antisotropic, which makes making strength prediction extremely difficult especially compared to that of a metal. This book brings together the results of a 12year worldwide failure exercise encompassing 19 theories in a single volume. Each contributor describes their own theory and employs it to solve 14 challenging problems. The accuracy of predictions and the performance of the theories are assessed and recommendations made on the uses of the theories in engineering design. All the necessary information is provided for the methodology to be readily employed for validating and benchmarking new theories as they emerge. Brings together 19 failure theories, with many application examples. Compares the leading failure theories with one another and with experimental data Failure to apply these theories could result in potentially unsafe designs or over design.

Size Dependent Continuum Mechanics Approaches

Size Dependent Continuum Mechanics Approaches
Author: Esmaeal Ghavanloo,S. Ahmad Fazelzadeh,Francesco Marotti de Sciarra
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2021-04-02
ISBN 10: 3030630501
ISBN 13: 9783030630508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Size Dependent Continuum Mechanics Approaches Book Review:

This book offers a comprehensive and timely report of size-dependent continuum mechanics approaches. Written by scientists with worldwide reputation and established expertise, it covers the most recent findings, advanced theoretical developments and computational techniques, as well as a range of applications, in the field of nonlocal continuum mechanics. Chapters are concerned with lattice-based nonlocal models, Eringen’s nonlocal models, gradient theories of elasticity, strain- and stress-driven nonlocal models, and peridynamic theory, among other topics. This book provides researchers and practitioners with extensive and specialized information on cutting-edge theories and methods, innovative solutions to current problems and a timely insight into the behavior of some advanced materials and structures. It also offers a useful reference guide to senior undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical engineering, materials science, and applied physics.

Constitutive Modeling of Nanotube reinforced Polymer Composite Systems

Constitutive Modeling of Nanotube reinforced Polymer Composite Systems
Author: Gregory M. Odegard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NASA:31769000643323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constitutive Modeling of Nanotube reinforced Polymer Composite Systems Book Review:

In this study, a technique has been proposed for developing constitive models for polymer composite systems reinforced with single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT). Since the polymer molecules are on the same size scale as the nanotubes, the interaction at the polymer/nanotube interface is highly dependent on the local molecular structure and bonding. At these small length scales, the lattice structures of the nanotube and polymer chains cannot be be considered continuous, and the bulk mechanical properties of the SWNT/polymer composites can no longer be determined through traditional micromechanical approaches that are formulated using continuum mechanics. It is proposed herein that the nanotube, the local polymer near the nanotube, and the nanotube/polymer interface can be modeled as an effective continuum fiber using an equivalent-continuum modeling method.

Problems in Applied Industrial and Engineering Mathematics

Problems in Applied  Industrial and Engineering Mathematics
Author: H.K. Kuiken,S.W. Rienstra
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 940112440X
ISBN 13: 9789401124409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Problems in Applied Industrial and Engineering Mathematics Book Review:

This book contains contributions by sixteen editors of a single journal specialised in real-world applications of mathematics, particularly in engineering. These papers serve to indicate that applying mathematics can be a very exciting and intellectually rewarding activity. Among the applied fields we note Thermal and Marangoni convection. High-pressure gas-discharge lamps, Potential flow in a channel, Thin airfoil problems, Cooling of a fibre, Moving-contact-line problems, Spot disturbance in boundary layers, Fibre-reinforced composites, Numerics of nonuniform grids, Stewartson layers on a rotating disk, Causality and the radiation condition, Nonlinear elastic membranes, Acoustics in bubbly liquids, Oscillation of a floating body in a viscous fluid, Electromagnetics of superconducting composites. Applied mathematicians, theoretical physicists and engineers will find a lot in this book that will be of interest to them.

Primary and Secondary Manufacturing of Polymer Matrix Composites

Primary and Secondary Manufacturing of Polymer Matrix Composites
Author: Kishore Debnath,Inderdeep Singh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN 10: 1498799361
ISBN 13: 9781498799362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primary and Secondary Manufacturing of Polymer Matrix Composites Book Review:

This book offers an insight into the primary and secondary manufacturing of different class of polymer matrix composites (PMCs). The major focus is on the fabrication of a variety of PMCs with substantial coverage of various processing techniques and related advantages and limitations. The book also describes secondary manufacturing processes such as machining and joining of PMCs and provides the know-how related to developing these techniques. It discusses recently commercialized tools and techniques and highlights the opportunities provided by the design and development of newer cutting tools and machining methods. The book covers material selection guidelines, product manufacturability, product development process, and cost-estimating techniques that help readers to understand where a process fits within the overall scheme and which is appropriate for a particular component. This book provides professionals with valuable information related to composites product manufacturing as well as state-of-the-art knowledge in this field.

Composite Reinforcements for Optimum Performance

Composite Reinforcements for Optimum Performance
Author: Philippe Boisse
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2020-11-02
ISBN 10: 0128190116
ISBN 13: 9780128190111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Composite Reinforcements for Optimum Performance Book Review:

Composite Reinforcements for Optimum Performance, Second Edition, has been brought fully up to date with the latest developments in the field. It reviews the materials, properties and modelling techniques used in composite production and highlights their uses in optimizing performance. Part I covers materials for reinforcements in composites, including chapters on fibers, carbon nanotubes and ceramics as reinforcement materials. In Part II, different types of structures for reinforcements are discussed, with chapters covering woven and braided reinforcements, three-dimensional fibre structures and two methods of modelling the geometry of textile reinforcements: WiseTex and TexGen. Part III focuses on the properties of composite reinforcements, with chapters on topics such as in-plane shear properties, transverse compression, bending and permeability properties. Finally, Part IV covers the characterization and modelling of reinforcements in composites, with chapters focusing on microscopic and mesoscopic approaches, X-ray tomography analysis and modelling reinforcement forming processes. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Composite Reinforcements for Optimum Performance, Second Edition, is an essential reference for designers and engineers working in the composite and composite reinforcement manufacturing industry, as well as all those with an academic research interest in the subject. Discusses the characterization and modeling of reinforcements in composites, focusing on such topics as microscopic and mesoscopic approaches, X-ray tomography analysis, and modeling reinforcement forming processes Provides comprehensive coverage of the types and properties of reinforcement in composites, along with their production and performance optimization Includes sections on NCF (non-crimp fabrics), natural fiber reinforcements, tufting composite reinforcements, sustainability, multiscale modeling, knitted reinforcements, and more

Multiscale Modelling of Damage and Fracture Processes in Composite Materials

Multiscale Modelling of Damage and Fracture Processes in Composite Materials
Author: Tomasz Sadowski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2007-03-23
ISBN 10: 3211381023
ISBN 13: 9783211381021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiscale Modelling of Damage and Fracture Processes in Composite Materials Book Review:

This book explores damage growth and fracture processes in cementitious, ceramic, polymer and metal matrix composites, integrating properties like stiffness and strength with observation at below macroscopic scale. Advances in multiscale modelling and analysis pertain directly to materials which either have a range of relevant microstructural scales, like metals, or do not have a well-defined microstructure, like cementitious or ceramic composites.

Continuum Mechanics

Continuum Mechanics
Author: Yong Gan
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN 10: 9535104470
ISBN 13: 9789535104476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continuum Mechanics Book Review:

Continuum Mechanics is the foundation for Applied Mechanics. There are numerous books on Continuum Mechanics with the main focus on the macroscale mechanical behavior of materials. Unlike classical Continuum Mechanics books, this book summarizes the advances of Continuum Mechanics in several defined areas. Emphasis is placed on the application aspect. The applications described in the book cover energy materials and systems (fuel cell materials and electrodes), materials removal, and mechanical response/deformation of structural components including plates, pipelines etc. Researchers from different fields should be benefited from reading the mechanics approached to real engineering problems.