Introduces new background topics, including design for reliability and fracture mechanics
Revises and updates information on polymer matrices, modern fibers
Includes new information on Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM)
Incorporates major advances in prediction of unidirectional-lamina properties
Reworks sections on material failure, including the most advanced prediction and design methodologies, such as in situ strength and Mohr-Coulomb criterion, etc
Covers all aspects of preliminary design, relegating finite element analysis to a separate textbook Presents in-depth analysis of composites reinforced with plain, twill, and satin weaves
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