This book provides the basis for calculations of composite structures, using continuum mechanics to facilitate the treatment of more elaborate theories. A composite structure combines traditional materials (such as concrete) with new materials (such as high performance fibres) to explore and develop new structures. The author deals with individual layers in laminate composites, discussing the basic laws that govern mixtures.
Associate Professor of Mechanics at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM France), at Ecole Superieure de Conception et de Production Industrielles, France and at Centre d'Actualisation des Connaissances et de l'Etude des Materiaux Industriels, France. He is co-author of six books on subjects in material science.