The updated edition of the cornerstone introduction to analyzing composite materials. Analysis and Performance of Fiber Composites, Third Edition is a revision of the classic fundamentals book on composite materials. It provides a complete, up-to-date treatment of the mechanics, materials, analysis, fabrication, characterization, and performance of composite materials, complete with numerous worked examples and exercise problems. The book features new material on such cutting-edge topics as analyzing structures, smart composite structures, and computer software for composite structure analysis. This Third Edition of the classic text includes greater coverage of composites technology and presents new material on: Analysis of laminated plates and beamsEmerging composite materials Measurement of physical properties Analysis of orthotropic lamina Thermal stresses Free-edge effects joints Fracture mechanics Complete with guidance for using the latest MATLAB software for analysis, Analysis and Performance of Fiber Composites, Third Edition is a must-have for every engineer, scientist, and student in the field.