9R28. Mechanics of Curved Composites. Solid Mechanics and its Applications, Vol 78. - SD Akbarov (Yildiz Tech Univ, Istanbul, Turkey) and AN Guz (Inst of Mech, Natl Acad of Sci, Kiev, Ukraine). Kluwer Acad Publ, Dordrecht, Netherlands. 2000. 441 pp. ISBN 0-7923-6477-5. $190.00.

Reviewed by M-A Erki (Dept of Civil Eng, Royal Military Col of Canada, PO Box 17000 Station Forces, Kingston ON, K7K 7B4, Canada).

This book is the 78th volume in the prestigious series Solid Mechanics and Its Applications edited by Professor GML Gladwell. The curve in the curved composites refers to fiber waviness. The composites are assumed to be composed of lower strength matrices reinforced with layers of high strength wavy fibers. Through the thickness of the composite, the fibers may be wavy all in the same way, that is in-phase (Plane-curved composites–Chapter 1), or the fiber waviness...

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