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Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials Using ANSYS (R), Second Edition


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Table of Contents

Mechanics of Orthotropic Materials
Material Coordinate System
Contracted Notation
Equilibrium and Virtual Work
Boundary Conditions
Continuity Conditions
Coordinate Transformations
Transformation of Constitutive Equations
3D Constitutive Equations
Engineering Constants
From 3D to Plane Stress Equations
Apparent Laminate Properties
Suggested Problems
Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
Basic FEM Procedure
General FEM Procedure
FE Analysis with CAE Systems
Suggested Problems
Elasticity and Strength of Laminates
Kinematics of Shells
FE Analysis of Laminates
Failure Criteria
Suggested Problems
Bifurcation Methods
Continuation Methods
Suggested Problems
Free Edge Stresses
Poisson's Mismatch
Coefficient of Mutual Influence
Suggested Problems
Computational Micromechanics
Analytical Homogenization
Numerical Homogenization
Local-Global Analysis
Laminated RVE
Suggested Problems
Viscoelastic Models
Boltzmann Superposition
Correspondence Principle
Frequency Domain
Spectrum Representation
Micromechanics of Viscoelastic Composites
Macro-Mechanics of Viscoelastic Composites
FEA of Viscoelastic Composites
Suggested Problems
Continuum Damage Mechanics
One-Dimensional Damage Mechanics
Multi-Dimensional Damage and Effective Spaces
Thermodynamics Formulation
Kinetic Law in Three-Dimensional Space
Damage and Plasticity
Suggested Problems
Discrete Damage Mechanics
Theoretical Formulation
Numerical Implementation
Model Identification
Laminate Damage
Two-Dimensional Delamination
Delamination in Composite Plates
Suggested Problems

About the Author

Ever J. Barbero holds a BSME-BSEE from Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Argentina and a Ph.D from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA. He is ASME and SAMPE fellow, a professor at West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA, and honorary professor at Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Peru. Holder of two US patents, author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and recipient of numerous teaching and research awards, he is recognized internationally for his work on material models for composite materials.


"To my knowledge, Professor Barbero's current text is the only text on the market that addresses the formal teaching of the finite element analysis of composites. There is a growing demand in the composites community for such a text."
-Jim Sherwood, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, USA

"I already have a copy ... and I like to use it as a reference for some topics that are related to composite structure analysis. Due to the way the book is assembled, it is perfect for a teaching course."
-Gasser F. Abdelal, Queen's University Belfast, UK

"... a great book, covering not only essentials for mechanics and composites, but also advanced topics, bucking, viscoelasticity, failure and damage model. It is good for a reference on your shelf, text book for training and students."
-Chuanyu Feng, Oil & Gas Industry, Houston, Texas

"This book is a powerful tool to learn composite materials through computational implementations of composite structures using commercial codes. ... The ANSYS codes are so well commented that it complements the examples as if they are part of the text, and because they are complete, you know that you can just copy-paste and modify the codes for your personal computer experiments, or personal projects. At the end you realize and appreciate that the structure and smart organization of the book actually has given you a thorough explanation of a tough and complex subject as it is composite materials, and modeling composite material structures.
-Fritz A. Campo, Ph.D., Blade Dynamics, LLLP.

"This text is well designed, comprehensive, and has a large number of examples and end-of-chapter problems. It is suitable for graduate students and perhaps some well-qualified undergraduates."

-Robert C Wetherhold, University at Buffalo, SUNY

"This book bridges the gap between the Finite Element analysis tools and analysis of composite structures. Extensive Finite Element examples are provided covering a wide range of topics. Although these examples are based on ANSYS, they can be applied to other software with necessary modifications. This book can be used not only as a textbook for graduate students, but also a reference for design engineers."
-An Chen, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Idaho

"I particularly like the approach in which the author explains the various concepts using very simple examples first and then take the readers to a full treatment."
-Jingzhe Pan, Department of Engineering, University of Leicester, UK

"... an excellent text of composite materials analysis for graduate students and practicing engineers. After an initial introduction to stress analysis and to finite element method the chapters introduce to the reader how to model composites with FE codes. ... The BOOK provides a practical framework that allow the reader to improve and learn in several aspects: FE modeling, composites, ... and, also, to learn how to implement engineering problems in ANSYS and MatLab"
-Joan-Andreu Mayugo, Universitat de Girona (Spain)

"I think that the book gives an exhaustive explanation about the basic concepts on composite materials and their finite elements analysis."
-Antonio Madeo, University of Calabria

"I am aware of several books on vomposite materials, but this is rather unique with an equal emphasis on commercial software."
-Dr. Grama Bhashyam, ANSYS Inc.

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