Site of Composite Materials,

               Mechanics of Rigid Bodies 


Site of Torsors:     Kinematic Torsor                         Torsor, Kinematic,Ktorsor,


Dynamic torsor, etc

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The site presents text-books in English about Mechanical Behaviour of Composite Materials and about Mechanics of Rigid Bodies and Solids, for undergraduate and graduate studients.

Some ones are available by downloading PDF files from the site.



Materials and Subjects

Composite Materials: Laminate and Sandwich Materials.

Mechanical behaviour, Vibrations and damping of Composite Materials and Structures.

Unidirectional composite, Orthotropic composite, Classical laminate theory, energetic formulation, etc.

Mechanics of Rigid Bodies.

Torsors, kinematic torsor, kinetic torsor, dynamic torsor, mechanical actions, liaisons, etc.;

Velocity vector, Acceleration vector, Mechanical actions, Connections, the Fundamental Principle of Dynamics, the Lagrange equations.




Additional elements can be obtained on



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Jean-Marie Berthelot, the author of the books, is an Honorary Professor of Universities, Le Mans, France. He took part to the installation of the Institute for Advanced Materials and Mechanics (ISMANS), Le Mans, France. His current research is on the Mechanical Behaviour of Composite Materials and Structures.



                                                         Last update 14 February 2018





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