Mechanics of Composite Materials, Second Edition
Autar K Kaw, University of South Florida
OBJECTIVES

Today's composite materials often outshine
traditional materials; they are lightweight,
corrosion-resistant, and strong. Used in everything
from aircraft structures to golf clubs, and serving
industries from medicine to space exploration,
composites are an exciting field of study for
students, engineers, and researchers around the
world. New applications of these versatile
materials are being found daily.

This innovative book provides a complete
introduction to the mechanical behavior of
composites. Geared to upper-level and graduate
students, or practicing engineers and scientists
interested in updating their knowledge, Mechanics
of Composite Materials is a new approach to the
topic.

Unlike old-style texts, this book introduces the
basics of composites through frequently asked
questions the author answers from his
considerable experience as a professor and
researcher in the field.

The text is supplemented by user-friendly PROMAL
software, which allows readers to conduct studies,
compare theories, design structures, and quickly
access the information in tables and graphs. Richly
illustrated and filled with problems, reviews, and
examples, this is an excellent assessment of an
exciting field.
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