A broad and detailed review is presented on problems of statics of mechanics of laminated and fibrous composite materials with curved structures. Studies are discussed which were carried out based on the piecewise-homogeneous body model using exact three-dimensional equations of deformable solid body mechanics. The classification was made according to the type of composite (laminated, fibrous), the form of bending in the structure of composites considered, the materials properties (isotropic, anisotropic), the properties of binder and filler, and their models (elastic, viscoelastic). The formulation of the problem is presented for laminated and fibrous composites with bent, curved structures. Two types of bending are distinguished according to the forms of reinforcing elements bending: (1) periodic; (2) local. For every type of bending, solution methods of corresponding problems are presented. Moreover, according to the form of the location of neighboring curved, bent layers, with respect to each other, two types of bending are distinguished—the monophasic and the antiphasic. Detailed presentation is given of some very significant specific results, illustrating the influence of reinforcing element bending on local distribution of stresses in every component of the composite material. Tables and graphs are presented from publications on this subject. Some applications are presented of results based on the piecewise-homogeneous body model in composite mechanics. In conclusion, some areas of future research are proposed. The situations presented prove the theoretical and practical importance of investigations discussed in the review. In the analysis of strength problems, in many cases information is needed on the local distribution of the stress-deformed state in every component of the composite material with bent, curved structures. Information of this type could be obtained only within the framework of the piecewise-homogeneous body model using exact three-dimensional equations of deformable solid body mechanics.

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