Presentation of the textbook

"Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures"



The book develops the fundamental concepts of the analysis of the Mechanical Behaviour of composite materials, laminates, sandwiches and composite structures.

The book is divided into five parts.

- The first part considers the constituent elements and the architecture of
composite materials.


- The second part provides the basic theories needed for the analysis of the mechanical behaviour of composite materials and structures.


- The third part develops the analysis of the composite behaviour as a function of the constituents.


- The fourth part considers the basic concepts used to analyse the mechanical behaviour of laminates and sandwiches.


 - Bending, buckling and vibrations of composite structures are analysed in the fifth part.