Mechanics of Composite Materials, Second Edition
with PROMAL Software

Autar K Kaw, University of South Florida
Adopted by 55 universities worldwide as a
textbook for a technical elective in
engineering majors such as civil, mechanical,
aerospace, nuclear and materials science,
this textbook is becoming very popular in the
undergraduate as well as the graduate


  • Explains the basics of composites,
    including their importance to industry

  • Identifies type of fibers and matrices,
    applications, and recycling

  • Discusses the mechanical behavior
    and properties of a single lamina

  • Finds properties of a unidirectional
    lamina from individual constituent

  • Explains the macromechanics of

  • Examines the use of special laminates

  • Analyzes the failure and design of
    laminated composites

  • Includes PROMAL software
"well written, very readable,
clear, and easy to follow. It
has good quality figures,
references, and exercises at
the end of each chapter, and
a good subject index at the
end of the book. The book is
recommended as a
beginning graduate or a
senior undergraduate
textbook on composites.
While for researchers who
are new to composites, this
is an excellent introductory
book." -
Applied Mechanics
Review of 1st edition, March

ISBN-10: 0-8493-1343-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8493-1343-1
Publication Date: 11/2/2005
Number of Pages: 466
Publisher: CRC Press

Adopters: 55 universities
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