Failure Mechanisms in Polymer Matrix Composites

Failure Mechanisms in Polymer Matrix Composites


  • Release: 2012-01-19
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 464 page
  • ISBN: 9780857095329
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Polymer matrix composites are increasingly replacing traditional materials, such as metals, for applications in the aerospace, automotive and marine industries. Because of the relatively recent development of these composites there is extensive on-going research to improve the understanding and modelling of their behaviour – particularly their failure processes. As a consequence there is a strong demand among design engineers for the latest information on this behaviour in order to fully exploit the potential of these materials for a wide range of weight-sensitive applications. Failure mechanisms in polymer matrix composites explores the main types of composite failure and examines their implications in specific applications. Part one discusses various failure mechanisms, including a consideration of manufacturing defects and addressing a variety of loading forms such as impact and the implications for structural integrity. This part also reviews testing techniques and modelling methods for predicting potential failure in composites. Part two investigates the effects of polymer-matrix composite failure in a range of industries including aerospace, automotive and other transport, defence, marine and off-shore applications. Recycling issues and environmental factors affecting the use of composite materials are also considered. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors Failure mechanisms in polymer matrix composites is a valuable reference for designers, scientists and research and development managers working in the increasing range of industries in which composite materials are extensively used. The book will also be a useful guide for academics studying in the composites field. Discusses various failure mechanisms, including manufacturing defects Reviews testing techniques and modelling methods for predicting potential failure Investigates failure in aerospace, automotive, defence, marine and off-shore applications

Adaptive Structures  Eighth Japan US Conference Proceedings

Adaptive Structures Eighth Japan US Conference Proceedings


  • Release: 1998-09-23
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 1045 page
  • ISBN: 1566767180
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The 100 papers range over all aspects of composite materials, with some emphasis on infrastructure applications. They discuss such topics as advanced composites fabricated from a dry powder prepreg, local and global properties in three-dimensional braided structural shapes, the stiffness and damage identification of laminated plates using static deflection, wave propagation in a functionally graded elastic medium, crack initiation in thermal barrier coatings due to interface asperity, the crushing performance of braided composites, modeling the performance of segmented piezoceramic actuators for smart materials and structures, mechanical properties of composites with a flexible interphase, durability analysis for aged polymer composites, a loop test to measure the strength of monofilaments used for advanced composites, joining metal pipe with aluminum alloy by ultrasonic cast-in insert process, externally reinforcing concrete structural members with fiber composite, and a decision model for assessing the life-cycle cost-benefit of composite materials in construction. There's an author list but no subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Dynamic Failure in Composite Materials and Structures

Dynamic Failure in Composite Materials and Structures


  • Release: 2000
  • Publisher: Amer Society of Mechanical
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 156 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015051292376
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This volume contains 13 papers from the November 2000 symposium that review and update the progress of research in dynamic failure of composites. The main subject areas are dynamic compressive failure, dynamic fracture and delamination, impact response and damage, energy absorption, and experimental