Practical Micromechanics of Composite Materials,
Edition 1
By Jacob Aboudi, Steven M. Arnold and Brett A. Bednarcyk

Publication Date: 29 Jul 2021

Practical Micromechanics of Composite Materials provides an accessible treatment of micromechanical theories for the analysis and design of multi-phased composites. Written with both students and practitioners in mind and coupled with a fully functional MATLAB code to enable the solution of technologically relevant micromechanics problems, the book features an array of illustrative example problems and exercises highlighting key concepts and integrating the MATLAB code. The MATLAB scripts and functions empower readers to enhance and create new functionality tailored to their needs, and the book and code highly complement one another. The book presents classical lamination theory and then proceeds to describe how to obtain effective anisotropic properties of a unidirectional composite (ply) via micromechanics and multiscale analysis. Calculation of local fields via mechanical and thermal strain concentration tensors is presented in a unified way across several micromechanics theories. The importance of these local fields is demonstrated through the determination of consistent Margins of Safety (MoS) and failure envelopes for thermal and mechanical loading. Finally, micromechanics-based multiscale progressive damage is discussed and implemented in the accompanying MATLAB code.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes appropriate application of micromechanics theories to composite behavior
  • Addresses multiple popular micromechanics theories, which are provided in MATLAB
  • Discusses stresses and strains resulting from realistic thermal and mechanical loading
  • Includes availability of solution manual for professors using the book in the classroom
About the author
By Jacob Aboudi, Professor Emeritus, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; Steven M. Arnold, Technical Lead for Multiscale Modeling, Materials and Structures Division, NASA Glenn Research?Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA and Brett A. Bednarcyk, Senior Research Engineer, Materials and Structures Division, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Lamination theory using macromechanics
3. Closed form micromechanics
4. Failure criteria and margins of safety
5. The generalized method of cells (GMC) micromechanics theory
6. The high-fidelity generalized method of cells (HFGMC) micromechanics theory
7. Progressive damage and failure
Material properties

  • Please visit the book's GitHub site hosted by NASA for the companion MATLAB code: (copy and paste URL to your browser and search)
  • Please visit the book's instructor site for additional materials: (password-protected hyperlink available in the Resources box)
Book details
ISBN: 9780128206379
Page Count: 416
Illustrations : 300 illustrations (150 in full color)
Retail Price : £157.00

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Instructor Resources
Upper level undergrad and graduate students; academic researchers looking for current techniques; practicing engineers looking to refine their own approaches