Fatigue Composite Materials
AUTHOR: Harris, Bryan
PUBLISHER: CRC Press
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Part I introduces the concept, delivering a historical review of the fatigue behavior of fibre-reinforced plastics and illustrating fatigue test methods and fatigue under multiaxial stress systems. Part II reviews current research on micromechanical aspects, emphasizing long-term behavior, interface performance, delamination, and damage accumulation.
Part III covers the analysis and testing of fatigue behavior. Part IV details physical, micromechanical, computational, statistical, and life-prediction models for constant and variable stress. The final sections offer an overview of the wide range of composite fatigue-related problems experienced by engineers in aerospace, marine, and structural engineering.
About the Author
Bryan Harris is Professor Emeritus at Bath University, where he served as Professor of Materials Science. Dr. Harris worked for ICI Metals Division and Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, and was Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Composites Science and Technology. He also serves as Materials Consultant for Buro Happold Civil Engineers Ltd.
PUBLICATION DATE: 11/3/2003
CATEGORY: Technology & Engineering