Behaviour of Material and Composite StructureseBook - 2012
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters BCI (WoS).Aerospace vehicle applications have always been at the cutting edge of structures and materials research because of the essential requirement for lightweight construction as well as the need to combine safety with performance. New advanced materials, such as composites with toughened thermosetting matrices, thermoplastic composites, and metal-matrix or ceramic-matrix composites, are constantly proposed. In addition to the ongoing challenge of developing new materials, many research issues remain open regarding conventional metallic aero-structures. These include life extension in aging aircraft, and proper methods of vibration control. These 19 peer-reviewed papers gather together the latest knowledge related to the "Behaviour of Material and Composite Structures" title of this volume. This collection of peer reviewed papers on materials science topics showcases graduate level studies in a wide variety of topics related to material longevity and stress resistance in applications such as aerospace components and environmentally resilient building construction. Topics discussed include parametric analysis of confinement in concrete columns, cross-ply laminate under static three point bending, tracking fatigue crack growth in aluminum joints, and 3D adaptive remeshing procedures for large deformation problems. Articles include keywords, abstracts, illustrations, and formulas, and both keyword and author indexes are provided. Contributors are academics and researchers from Middle Eastern and Eastern European institutions.
Publisher: Durnten-Zurich, Switzerland : Trans Tech Publications, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (230 pages) : illustrations (some color).