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Modeling the Effect of Damage in Composite Structures: Simplified Approaches by Christos Kassapoglou

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Series Preface

The field of aerospace is multi-disciplinary and wide ranging, covering a large variety of products, disciplines and domains, not merely in engineering but in many related supporting activities. These combine to enable the aerospace industry to produce exciting and technologically advanced vehicles. The wealth of knowledge and experience that has been gained by expert practitioners in the various aerospace fields needs to be passed onto others working in the industry, including those just entering from University.

The Aerospace Series aims to be a practical, topical and relevant series of books aimed at people working in the aerospace industry, including engineering professionals and operators, allied professions such commercial and legal executives, and also engineers in academia. The range of topics is intended to be wide ranging, covering design and development, manufacture, operation and support of aircraft, as well as topics such as infrastructure operations and developments in research and technology.

Composite materials are being used increasingly in aerospace structures due to their impressive strength to weight properties, and the ability to manufacture complex integral components. However, in structural design, it is also important to be able to account for the effect of damage on the structure's integrity throughout its lifetime.

This book, Modelling the Effect of Damage in Composite Structures: Simplified Approaches, considers the various types of damage ...

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