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Composite Materials Qualification

ISBN Print: 978-1-56700-490-8

ISBN Online: 978-1-56700-491-5

Frank Abdi AlphaSTAR Corporation, Long Beach, CA, USA
Harsh Baid AlphaSTAR Corporation, Long Beach, CA, USA
Rashid Miraj AlphaSTAR Corporation, Long Beach, CA, USA
Beth Clarkson Statistician, National Center for Advanced Materials Performance, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260, USA
Jacob Fish Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA

Composite Materials Qualification is intended for engineers, analysts, and end users with basic knowledge of composite materials and finite element analysis requesting more information on how to generate mechanical properties of composites and how to use it in structural analysis intended for part qualification and certification. The book consists of the following four chapters:
In Chapter 1, a brief introduction to composite materials technology is presented along with its importance in both aerospace and automotive industries. Chapter 2 overviews the basic material properties, tests, and relevant procedures required to determine the engineering design values. Chapter 3 discusses the impact of variability on determining design values and methods of incorporating estimates of variability into design values. Chapter 4 provides a glimpse into the state-of-the-art computational methods and numerous references provided therein for analysis and design composite materials and structures, including constitutive modeling, homogenization methods, laminated plate theories, delamination, cohesive zone modeling, effect of defects, hygrothermomechanical modeling, residual stresses, and part distortion resulting from manufacturing and fatigue of composites.
83 pages, © 2021

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