1. E. J. Barbero, Introduction to Composite Materials Design - Third Edition, CRC Press, 2018. ISBN 978-1-138-19680-3. Examination copy available here.

  2. E. J. Barbero, Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials Using ANSYS - Second Edition, CRC Press, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4665-1689-2. Examination copy available here.

  3. E. J. Barbero, Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials Using Abaqus, CRC Press, 2013. ISBN 978-1-46-651661-8. Examination copy available here.

  4. E. J. Barbero (editor), Multifunctional Composites, CreateSpace, Charleston, SC (2016). ISBN 978-1-5168-0452-8.

  5. E. J. Barbero, Workbook for Introduction to Composite Materials Design-Third Edition, CreateSpace, Charleston, SC (2018). ISBN 978-1542723398.

  6. E. J. Barbero, LaTeX to ePub, MOBI, iBook: Free Open Source Conversion (2016) ASIN: B0190O0OIY.

  7. E. J. Barbero, Chapter 2: Time-temperature-age Superposition Principle for Predicting Long-term Response of Linear Viscoelastic Materials, in Creep and fatigue in polymer matrix composites, R. M. Guedes (editor), Woodhead, Cambridge, UK, 2010, ISBN 978-1-84569-656-6.

  8. Barbero, E. J., Ford, K. J. and Mayugo, J. A., Chapter 9: Modeling Self-healing of Fiber-reinforced Polymer-matrix Composites with Distributed Damage, in Self Healing Materials, S. K. Ghosh (editor), Wiley-VCH, 2009, ISBN 978-3-527-31829-2.

  9. X. Martinez, S. Oller and E. Barbero, Chapter 6: Study of Delamination in Composites by Using the Serial/Parallel Mixing Theory and a Damage Formulation, in ECCOMAS 2008: Mechanical Response of Composites, pp. 119--140, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-4020-8583-3.

  10. L. A. Godoy and E. J. Barbero, Inestabilidad de Compuestos Laminados: Modelado Computacional Mediante La Teoria General De Estabilidad Elastica, in Análisis y Cálculo de Estructuras de Materiales Compuestos, S. Oller (editor), CIMNE publications, 2001. ISBN: 84-95999-06-4.

  11. E. J. Barbero, "Construction" Chapter 46, pp. 982-1003, in Handbook of Composites, 2nd Ed., Stan Peters (Ed.), Thompson Science/Chapman & Hall, 1998. ISBN: 0-412-54020-7.

  12. H. V. S. GangaRao and E. J. Barbero, Construction, Structural Applications, in International Encyclopedia of Composites, S. M. Lee (Ed.), Vol. 6, 173-187, 1991. ISBN: 0-89573-290-4.

Recommended BOOKS

  1. L. A. Godoy, Theory of Elastic Stability. Masterful! Comprehensive!

  2. S. T. Peters, Composite Filament Winding. Unique for this topic!.

  3. S. P. C. Marques and G. J. Creus, Computational Viscoelasticity. Excellent!

  4. S. Oller, Numerical Simulation of Mechanical Behavior of Composite Materials, Springer International Publishing, ISBN-13: 9783319049328, 2012. Great book for numerical analysis of composites, introducing fresh new approaches.

  5. J. Bonet, A.J. Gil, and Richard W. Wood, Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis--Second Edition. Great but you should study a classic continuum mechanics book before attempting this book because the notation is too compact for a first reading on this subject. For teaching, I like the first edition better. See FLAGSHIP software in Software.

  6. G.A. Hozapfel, Nonlinear Solid Mechanics. Rigorous yet accessible.

  7. R.M. Jones, Buckling of Bars, Plates, and Shells (2006) Bull Ridge Publishing, Blacksburg, VA. This is two books in one! All derivations done with two approaches: Energy and ODE/PDE. Choose one, and teach an intro graduate course on buckling with ease!

  8. D.O. Brush, Buckling of Bars, Plates, and Shells. Phenomenal introductory book! It is out-of-print but, if you are into buckling, you should get it. A collector's item.

  9. L.C.E. Struik, Physical Aging in Amorphous Polymers and Other Materials. Seminal. Unique. Outstanding. It is out-of-print but, if you are into Polymers and Composites, you should get it. A collector's item.

  10. J.N. Reddy, Continuum Mechanics. A continuum mechanics book for solid mechanics mechanicians.

  11. R. Elhajjar, Smart Composites--Mechanics and Design. The most up-to-date treatise on smart composites.

  12. R.G. Budynas, Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design (SI Units). This softbound edition costs a lot less (~1/8th) than the harbound, and the main difference is that the later has about 50% of the exercises using customary US units.

  13. V. Matick (Editor), Mathematical methods and models in composites. So far I read Ch. 8. Very clear explanation of the foundation for Abaqus' cohesive elements to model delaminations.

  14. M. Julian, Foundations of Crystallography with Computer Applications, Second Edition, 2015. Now with full color illustrations, it is both comprehensive and didactical. At 15 chapters and almost 600 pages, it requires for the instructor to give some thought to what material to leave out, that is when used for classroom teaching. However, the fully developed examples and the many exercises at the end of chapters make teaching with this textbook enjoyable. Self learners will appreciate the additional material too, but the solutions to exercises are only available to instructors. On the other hand, the wealth of information included, all beautifully illustrated, is a godsend to practitioners and as reference. From my experience with other vitalsource e-books, I'd say if you get the Vitalsource e-book edition, be sure you have the option to get a refund if the graphics and/or equations do not display well.

  15. S. Oller, Nonlinear Dynamics of Structures. Serious mathematical/numerical treatment of non-linear dynamics (NLD) for time-dependent (visco-elasticity, visco-plasticity) and time-independent (plasticity, damage) problems.

  16. S. Oller, Numerical Simulation of Mechanical Behavior of Composite Materials. The best explanation of the simple yet powerful mixing-theory, which in a nutshell is a no nonsense multi-continuum theory (MCT). In Mixing theory everything is clear and upfront. MCT treats each material phase (fiber, matrix, fiber-matrix interphase, separately, allowing for classical model for isotropic materials to be used for each phases. Mixin-theory is the micromechanics model (i.e,. the MCT model) that puts it all together.