Best Reference Books – Fiber Reinforced Composites

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Fiber Reinforced Composites subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Fiber Reinforced Composites along with reviews.

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1. “Principles of Composite Material Mechanics” by R F Gibson

“Principles of Composite Material Mechanics” Book Review: This Book is an introduction to mechanics of composite technologies. Chapters included are particle composites, nanocomposites, nano enhancement of conventional fiber composites, and hybrid multiscale composites. A total of 95 worked out problems and 212 homework problems are added for students to practice. a complete solution manual is also added. This book is useful for mechanical, civil and environmental engineering students.

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2. “Engineering Mechanics of Composite Materials” by I M Daniel and O Ishai

“Engineering Mechanics of Composite Materials” Book Review: This Book contains the basic principles of composite materials. Important chapters included are elastic behaviour of composite lamina, strength of unidirectional lamina, strength of composite lamina. Other topics included are elastic behaviour of multidirectional laminates, hygrothermal effects, stress and failure analysis of multidirectional laminates. Problems with solutions are added at the end of every chapter. Summary and conclusions are included for quick review. This book is suitable for civil and mechanical engineering students.

3. “Handbook of Composites” by G Lubin

“Handbook of Composites” Book Review: This Book provides the advanced concepts of composites. The main topics covered are basic materials, reinforcements and composites, hand lay-up and bag molding. Other chapters included are table rolling of composite tubes, resin transfer molding, filament winding, fiber placement and pultrusion. A separate section is dedicated to applications with examples. Tables and figures are described in detail for students’ understanding. This book is useful for mechanical and civil engineering students.

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4. “Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Third Edition (Mechanical Engineering)” by P K Mallick

“Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Third Edition (Mechanical Engineering)” Book Review: This Book provides the latest knowledge on composite materials and its techniques. The main topics described are material substitution, cost analysis, nano- and natural fibers. Other topics mentioned are fiber architecture, carbon composites, polymer-based nanocomposites and fiber bundle tests. Practical methods and problems are added for students. This book can be used by mechanical engineering students.

5. “Stress Analysis of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials” by Michael Hyer

“Stress Analysis of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials” Book Review: This Book provides an introduction to the use of mechanics of composite materials. Main chapters mentioned are fiber-reinforced composite materials, linear elastic characteristics, prediction of engineering properties and the plane-stress assumptions. Other topics included are classic lamination theory, failure theories of fiber-reinforced materials, environmentally induced stress in laminates. Additional worked out problems are added in every chapter for students’ practice. This book is suitable for mechanical engineering students.

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6. “Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Second Edition (Mechanical Engineering)” by P K Mallick

“Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Second Edition (Mechanical Engineering)” Book Review: This Book provides fundamental principles of fiber-reinforced composites. Main topics included are materials, mechanics, performance and manufacturing. Other topics mentioned are design, metal and ceramic matrix composites. Problems and design solutions are added at the end of every chapter. This book is useful for mechanical engineering students.

7. “Analysis and Performance of Fiber Composites” by Bhagwan D Agarwal and Lawrence J Broutman

“Analysis and Performance of Fiber Composites” Book Review: This Book covers the topics of composites as materials. Chapters such as fiber matrices and fabrication of composites, micromechanics of unidirectional composites, short-fiber composites are mentioned. Other chapters added are micromechanics analysis of an orthotropic lamina, analysis of laminated composites, analysis of laminated plates and beams. Every chapter has a reference section for further reading. Problems are added for students’ practice. This book is suitable for students studying mechanical engineering.

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8. “Optical Microscopy of Fiber Reinforced Composites” by Brian S Hayes and Luther M Gammon

“Optical Microscopy of Fiber Reinforced Composites” Book Review: This Book includes the techniques used for analysing fiber reinforced polymer composites. Main chapters mentioned are composite materials and optical microscopy, sample preparation and mounting, rough grinding and polishing. Other topics included are special sample preparation and polishing, reflected light microscopy, thin-section preparation and transmitted-light microscopy, composite structure analysis. About 180 colourful images are added for easy understanding. Proper illustrations are added for making concepts clear. This book can be used by mechanical engineering students.

9. “Fatigue of Textile and Short Fiber Reinforced Composites” by Valter Carvelli and Stepan Lomov

“Fatigue of Textile and Short Fiber Reinforced Composites” Book Review: This Book includes multiple principles of fatigue behaviour and fiber reinforced composites. Main topics mentioned are 2D and 3D reinforced textile composites, damage evolution for quasi-static loading, tensile-fatigue loadings. Other topics included are fatigue limit, behaviour of injection molded short fiber composites. Illustrations and examples are added for better understanding. This book can be used by mechanical engineering students.

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10. “Mechanics of Fiber and Textile Reinforced Cement Composites” by Barzin Mobasher

“Mechanics of Fiber and Textile Reinforced Cement Composites” Book Review: This book provides the basic concepts of mechanics of fiber and textile cement composites. Major chapters included are cement-based composites, ductile cement composite cements, textile reinforcement in composite materials. Other topics mentioned are single yarns in woven textiles, mechanical testing and characteristic responses. Every topic is discussed at great length with figures and equations. This book is suitable for civil and mechanical engineering students.

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