Mechanics of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells: Theory and Analysis by J.N. ReddyThe use of composite materials in engineering structures continues to increase dramatically, and there have been equally significant advances in modeling for general and composite materials and structures in particular. To reflect these developments, renowned author, educator, and researcher J.N. Reddy created an enhanced second edition of his standard-setting Mechanics of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells: Theory and Analysis.
This edition includes:
A chapter dedicated to the theory and analysis of laminated shells
Discussions addressing smart structures and functionally graded materials
Reorganization of chapters that improves and clarifies presentation
Additional exercises and examples
A timelessly valuable resource, this book approaches the subject primarily in terms of the finite element method. It provides incomparably full, self-contained coverage of the theories, analytical solutions, and linear and nonlinear finite element models of plate and shell laminated composite structures.
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CiteScore 1. This paper presents the efficient modeling and analysis of laminated composite plates using an eightnode quasi-conforming solid-shell element, named as QCSS8. The present element QCSS8 is not only lockingfree, but highly computational efficiency as it possesses the explicit element stiffness matrix. All the six components of stresses can be evaluated directly by QCSS8 in terms of the 3-D constitutive equations and the appropriately assumed element strain field. The numerical results show that QCSS8 can give accurate displacements and stresses of laminated composite plates even with coarse meshes.
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Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures pp Cite as. Composite materials consist of two or more materials which together produce desirable properties that may not be achieved with any of the constituents alone. Fiber-reinforced composite materials, for example, consist of high strength and high modulus fibers in a matrix material. Reinforced steel bars embedded in concrete provide an example of fiber-reinforced composites. In these composites, fibers are the principal loadcarrying members, and the matrix material keeps the fibers together, acts as a load-transfer medium between fibers, and protects fibers from being exposed to the environment e. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.