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ADVANCED MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS THIRD EDITION PDF

A new title, “Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structural Elements,” has been
adopted for the third edition, since this provides a better reflection of the overall contents and
improvements, extensions, and revisions introduced in the present version.

This book offers a comprehensive coverage of the topic over a wide range, from basics and
fundamentals to advanced modeling and analysis including practical design and engineering applications, and can be used as an up-to-date introductory text book aimed at senior undergraduates and graduate students.

At the same time it includes a detailed and comprehensive coverage of the
contemporary theoretical models at the micro and macro levels of material structure, practical methos and approaches, experimental results, and optimization of composite material properties and
component performance that can be used by researchers and engineers.

The authors would like to thank several people for their time and effort in making this book
a reality. Specifically, we would like to thank our Elsevier editors who have encouraged and participated in the preparation of the third edition. These include Graham Nisbet and Steve Merken
(Publishing Editors of the third edition), Jeffrey Freeland (Editorial Project Manager), and Lisa Jones
(Senior Project Manager). Special thanks are due to Prof. Leslie Henshall, for his work on the text
improvements.