Delamination Behaviour of Composites

Delamination Behaviour of Composites
Author: Srinivasan Sridharan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 788
Release: 2008-10-21
ISBN: 1845694821
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delamination Behaviour of Composites Book Excerpt:

Given such advantages as low weight compared to strength and toughness, laminated composites are now used in a wide range of applications. Their increasing use has underlined the need to understand their principal mode of failure, delamination. This important book reviews key research in understanding and preventing delamination. The first part of the book reviews general issues such as the role of fracture mechanics in understanding delamination, design issues and ways of testing delamination resistance. Part two describes techniques for detecting and characterising delamination such as piezoelectric sensors, the use of lamb waves and acoustic emission techniques. The next two sections of the book discuss ways of studying and modelling delamination behaviour. The final part of the book reviews research on delamination behaviour in particular conditions such as shell and sandwich structures, z-pin bridging and resin bonding. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Delamination behaviour of composites is a standard reference for all those researching laminated composites and using them in such diverse applications as microelectronics, aerospace, marine, automotive and civil engineering. Reviews the role of fracture mechanics in understanding delamination, design issues and ways of testing delamination resistance Discuss ways of studying and modelling delamination behaviour A standard reference for all those researching laminated composites

Ageing of Composites

Ageing of Composites
Author: Rod Martin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2008-08-29
ISBN: 1845694937
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ageing of Composites Book Excerpt:

Ageing of composites is a highly topical subject given the increasing use of composites in structural applications in many industries. Ageing of composites addresses many of the uncertainties about the long-term performance of composites and how they age under conditions encountered in service. The first part of the book reviews processes and modelling of composite ageing including physical and chemical ageing of polymeric composites, ageing of glass-ceramic matrix composites, chemical ageing mechanisms, stress corrosion cracking, thermo-oxidative ageing, spectroscopy of ageing composites, modelling physical and accelerated ageing and ageing of silicon carbide composites. Part two examines ageing of composites in transport applications including aircraft, vehicles and ships. Part three reviews ageing of composites in non-transport applications such as implants in medical devices, oil and gas refining, construction, chemical processing and underwater applications. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Ageing of composites is a valuable reference guide for composite manufacturers and developers. It also serves as a source of information for material scientists, designers and engineers in industries that use composites, including transport, chemical processing and medical engineering. Addresses many of the uncertainties about the long-term performance of composites and how they age under conditions encountered in service Reviews processes and modelling of composite ageing including chemical ageing mechanisms and stress corrosion cracking Discusses ageing of composites in both transport and non-transport applications ranging from aircraft to implants in medical devices

Failure Analysis and Fractography of Polymer Composites

Failure Analysis and Fractography of Polymer Composites
Author: Emile Greenhalgh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2009-09-28
ISBN: 1845696816
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Failure Analysis and Fractography of Polymer Composites Book Excerpt:

The growing use of polymer composites is leading to increasing demand for fractographic expertise. Fractography is the study of fracture surface morphologies and it gives an insight into damage and failure mechanisms, underpinning the development of physically-based failure criteria. In composites research it provides a crucial link between predictive models and experimental observations. Finally, it is vital for post-mortem analysis of failed or crashed polymer composite components, the findings of which can be used to optimise future designs. Failure analysis and fractography of polymer composites covers the following topics: methodology and tools for failure analysis; fibre-dominated failures; delamination-dominated failures; fatigue failures; the influence of fibre architecture on failure; types of defect and damage; case studies of failures due to overload and design deficiencies; case studies of failures due to material and manufacturing defects; and case studies of failures due to in-service factors. With its distinguished author, Failure analysis and fractography of polymer composites is a standard reference text for researchers working on damage and failure mechanisms in composites, engineers characterising manufacturing and in-service defects in composite structures, and investigators undertaking post-mortem failure analysis of components. The book is aimed at both academic and industrial users, specifically final year and postgraduate engineering and materials students researching composites and industry designers and engineers in aerospace, civil, marine, power and transport applications. Examines the study of fracture surface morphologies in uderstanding composite structural behaviour Discusses composites research and post-modern analysis of failed or crashed polymer composite components Provides an overview of damage mechanisms, types of defect and failure criteria

Science and Engineering of Short Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

Science and Engineering of Short Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
Author: S-Y Fu,B Lauke,Y.-W. Mai
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2009-07-06
ISBN: 1845696492
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Engineering of Short Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Book Excerpt:

When fibres in a composite are discontinuous and are shorter than a few millimetres, the composite is called a ‘short fibre reinforced composite (SFRP)’. SFRPs have found extensive applications in automobiles, business machines, durable consumer items, sporting goods and electrical industries owing to their low cost, easy processing and superior mechanical properties over the parent polymers. The book summarises recent developments in this area, focusing on the fundamental mechanisms that govern the mechanical properties including strength, modulus, fracture toughness and thermal properties of SFRP materials. This book covers the following topics: extrusion compounding and injection moulding, major factors affecting mechanical performance, stress transfer, strength, elastic modulus flexural modulus, thermal conductivity and expansion, non-linear stress-strain behaviour and fracture mechanics of short fibre reinforced polymers. With its distinguished team of authors, Science and engineering of short fibre reinforced polymer composites is a standard reference for anyone involved in the development, manufacture and use of SFRPs. It will also provide an in-depth understanding of the behaviour of these versatile materials. Reviews the mechanical properties and functions of short fibre reinforced polymer composites (SFRP) Examines recent developments in the fundamental mechanisms of SFRP's Assesses major factors affecting mechanical performance such as stress transfer and strength

American Society for Composites

American Society for Composites
Author: Michael Hyer,Suong Hoa,Mehdi Hojjati,Ozden Ochoa
Publsiher: DEStech Publications, Inc
Total Pages: 2760
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN: 1605950513
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Society for Composites Book Excerpt:

Over 190 original papers covering all phases of composite materials engineering are contained in this searchable CD-ROM. The papers, published here for the first time, describe a wide range of materials science research reported at the annual meeting of the American Society for Composites, held Sept. 26-28, 2011, in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials. Major divisions of the document include: Bio-Inspired Composites; Damage; Dynamic Effects on Composites; Nanotechnology; Manufacturing; Mechanical Behavior; Failure and Fatigue; Office of Naval Research; Penetration; Properties; Structural Applications; Textiles; and Time-Dependent Response. The CD-ROM displays figures and illustrations in articles in full color along with a title screen and main menu screen. Each user can link to all papers from the Table of Contents and Author Index and also link to papers and front matter by using the global bookmarks which allow navigation of the entire CD-ROM from every article. Search features on the CD-ROM can be by full text including all key words, article title, author name, and session title. The CD-ROM has Autorun feature for Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or higher products along with the program for Adobe Acrobat Reader with Search 9.0. One year of technical support is included with your purchase of this product.

Fatigue Life Prediction of Composites and Composite Structures

Fatigue Life Prediction of Composites and Composite Structures
Author: A P Vassilopoulos
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN: 1845699793
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fatigue Life Prediction of Composites and Composite Structures Book Excerpt:

The use of composites is growing in structural applications in many industries including aerospace, marine, wind turbine and civil engineering. There are uncertainties about the long term performance of these composites and how they will perform under cyclic fatigue loading. Fatigue life prediction of composites and composite structures provides a comprehensive review of fatigue damage and fatigue life prediction methodologies for composites and how they can be used in practice. After an introductory chapter, Part one reviews developments in ways of modelling composite fatigue life. The second part of the book reviews developments in predicting composite fatigue life under different conditions including constant and variable amplitude loading as well as multiaxial and cyclic loading. Part three then describes applications such as fatigue life prediction of bonded joints and wind turbine rotor blades as well as health monitoring of composite structures. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Fatigue life prediction of composites and composite structures is a standard reference for industry and researchers working with composites and those concerned with the long-term performance and fatigue life of composite components and structures. Examines past, present and future trends associated with fatigue life prediction of composite materials and structures Assesses novel computational methods for fatigue life modelling and prediction of composite materials under constant amplitude loading Specific chapters investigate fatigue life prediction of wind turbine rotor blades and bonded joints in composite structures

Failure Mechanisms in Polymer Matrix Composites

Failure Mechanisms in Polymer Matrix Composites
Author: Paul Robinson,Emile Greenhalgh,Silvestre Pinho
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-01-19
ISBN: 0857095323
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Failure Mechanisms in Polymer Matrix Composites Book Excerpt:

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

Creep and Fatigue in Polymer Matrix Composites

Creep and Fatigue in Polymer Matrix Composites
Author: R M Guedes
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2010-11-29
ISBN: 0857090437
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creep and Fatigue in Polymer Matrix Composites Book Excerpt:

Creep is the tendency of materials to deform when subjected to long-term stress, particularly when exposed to heat. Fatigue phenomena occur when a material is subjected to cyclic loading, causing damage which may progress to failure. Both are critical factors in the long-term performance and reliability of materials such as polymer matrix composites which are often exposed to these types of stress in civil engineering and other applications. This important book reviews the latest research in modelling and predicting creep and fatigue in polymer matrix composites. The first part of the book reviews the modelling of viscoelastic and viscoplastic behaviour as a way of predicting performance and service life. Part two discusses techniques for modelling creep rupture and failure. The final part of the book discusses ways of testing and predicting long-term creep and fatigue in polymer matrix composites. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Creep and Fatigue in Polymer Matrix Composites is a standard reference for all those researching and using polymer matrix composites in such areas as civil engineering. Reviews the latest research in modelling and predicting creep and fatigue in polymer matrix composites A specific focus on viscoelestic and viscoplastic modelling features the time-temperature-age superposition principle for predicting long-term response Creep rupture and damage interaction is examined with particular focus on time-dependent failure criteria for lifetime prediction of polymer matrix composite structures illustrated using experimental cases

Polymer Composites in the Aerospace Industry

Polymer Composites in the Aerospace Industry
Author: P. E. Irving,C. Soutis
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN: 0081027346
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Composites in the Aerospace Industry Book Excerpt:

Polymer Composites in the Aerospace Industry, Second Edition, summarizes the latest research and developments on the design, manufacture and performance of composite components for aerospace structures. Sections cover the modeling, structure and behavior of 2D and 3D woven composites, the manufacture processes used for composite materials and components, buckling and compressive strength of laminates and manufacturing defects in composite materials, aspects of composite performance in aerospace structural design, including chapters on modeling stiffness and strength of structural elements, fatigue under uniaxial and multiaxial loads, fracture mechanics, impact strength and fatigue, crashworthiness, design and failure analysis of bolted joints, and much more. This updated edition is an essential reference resource for engineers, scientists and designers working in the development of composite materials in aerospace applications. Presents detailed discussions on the design, modeling and analysis of conventional and advanced polymer composites used in aerospace applications Provides an in-depth understanding of the performance parameters of aerospace composites, such as strength, stiffness and fatigue, impact and blast resistance Includes significant developments that have occurred since 2015 (in production and manufacturing, fatigue modeling, test standards, adhesive bonding and repair and service techniques) Features a brand new section on design applications, including helicopter components, fixed wing landing gear, aircraft wings and fuselage

Experimental Mechanics of Composite Hybrid and Multifunctional Materials Volume 6

Experimental Mechanics of Composite  Hybrid  and Multifunctional Materials  Volume 6
Author: G P Tandon,Srinivasan Arjun Tekalur,Carter Ralph,Nancy R Sottos,Benjamin Blaiszik
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2013-08-28
ISBN: 3319008730
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experimental Mechanics of Composite Hybrid and Multifunctional Materials Volume 6 Book Excerpt:

Experimental Mechanics of Composite, Hybrid, and Multifunctional Materials: Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, the sixth volume of eight from the Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on a wide range of areas, including: Characterization of Energy Storage Materials Microvascular & Natural Composites Nanocomposites for Multifunctional Performance Composite/Hybrid Characterization Using Digital Image Correlation Failure Behavior of Polymer Matrix Composites Non-Destructive Testing of Composites Composite Test Methods Joints/Bonded Composites

Numerical Modelling of Failure in Advanced Composite Materials

Numerical Modelling of Failure in Advanced Composite Materials
Author: Pedro P. Camanho,Stephen R. Hallett
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2015-08-07
ISBN: 0081003420
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Numerical Modelling of Failure in Advanced Composite Materials Book Excerpt:

Numerical Modelling of Failure in Advanced Composite Materials comprehensively examines the most recent analysis techniques for advanced composite materials. Advanced composite materials are becoming increasingly important for lightweight design in aerospace, wind energy, and mechanical and civil engineering. Essential for exploiting their potential is the ability to reliably predict their mechanical behaviour, particularly the onset and propagation of failure. Part One investigates numerical modeling approaches to interlaminar failure in advanced composite materials. Part Two considers numerical modelling approaches to intralaminar failure. Part Three presents new and emerging advanced numerical algorithms for modeling and simulation of failure. Part Four closes by examining the various engineering and scientific applications of numerical modeling for analysis of failure in advanced composite materials, such as prediction of impact damage, failure in textile composites, and fracture behavior in through-thickness reinforced laminates. Examines the most recent analysis models for advanced composite materials in a coherent and comprehensive manner Investigates numerical modelling approaches to interlaminar failure and intralaminar failure in advanced composite materials Reviews advanced numerical algorithms for modeling and simulation of failure Examines various engineering and scientific applications of numerical modelling for analysis of failure in advanced composite materials

Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Structures Using Fiber Optic Methods

Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Structures Using Fiber Optic Methods
Author: Ginu Rajan,B. Gangadhara Prusty
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 491
Release: 2016-10-03
ISBN: 1498733204
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Structures Using Fiber Optic Methods Book Excerpt:

This highly comprehensive, introductory book explains the basics of structural health monitoring aspects of composite structures. This book serve as an all-in-one reference book in which the reader can receive a basic understanding of composite materials, manufacturing methods, the latest types of optical fiber sensors used for structural health monitoring of composite structures, and demonstrated applications of the use of fiber sensors in a variety of composite material structures. The content draws upon the authors’ and distinguished contributors’ extensive research/teaching and industrial experience to fully cover the structural health monitoring of composite materials using fiber optic sensing methods.

Acoustic Emission

Acoustic Emission
Author: Wojciech Sikorski
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2012-03-02
ISBN: 9535100564
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acoustic Emission Book Excerpt:

Acoustic emission (AE) is one of the most important non-destructive testing (NDT) methods for materials, constructions and machines. Acoustic emission is defined as the transient elastic energy that is spontaneously released when materials undergo deformation, fracture, or both. This interdisciplinary book consists of 17 chapters, which widely discuss the most important applications of AE method as machinery and civil structures condition assessment, fatigue and fracture materials research, detection of material defects and deformations, diagnostics of cutting tools and machine cutting process, monitoring of stress and ageing in materials, research, chemical reactions and phase transitions research, and earthquake prediction.

Structural Integrity and Durability of Advanced Composites

Structural Integrity and Durability of Advanced Composites
Author: Peter Beaumont,Constantinos Soutis,Alma Hodzic
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 872
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN: 008100138X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Integrity and Durability of Advanced Composites Book Excerpt:

Structural Integrity and Durability of Advanced Composites: Innovative Modelling Methods and Intelligent Design presents scientific and technological research from leading composite materials scientists and engineers that showcase the fundamental issues and practical problems that affect the development and exploitation of large composite structures. As predicting precisely where cracks may develop in materials under stress is an age old mystery in the design and building of large-scale engineering structures, the burden of testing to provide "fracture safe design" is imperative. Readers will learn to transfer key ideas from research and development to both the design engineer and end-user of composite materials. This comprehensive text provides the information users need to understand deformation and fracture phenomena resulting from impact, fatigue, creep, and stress corrosion cracking and how these phenomena can affect reliability, life expectancy, and the durability of structures. Presents scientific and technological research from leading composite materials scientists and engineers that showcase fundamental issues and practical problems Provides the information users need to understand deformation and fracture phenomena resulting from impact, fatigue, creep, and stress corrosion cracking Enables readers to transfer key ideas from research and development to both the design engineer and end-user of composite materials

Modeling the Effect of Damage in Composite Structures

Modeling the Effect of Damage in Composite Structures
Author: Christos Kassapoglou
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-05-06
ISBN: 1119013216
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling the Effect of Damage in Composite Structures Book Excerpt:

Comprehensively covers new and existing methods for the design and analysis of composites structures with damage present Provides efficient and accurate approaches for analysing structures with holes and impact damage Introduces a new methodology for fatigue analysis of composites Provides design guidelines, and step by step descriptions of how to apply the methods, along with evaluation of their accuracy and applicability Includes problems and exercises Accompanied by a website hosting lecture slides and solutions

Sustainable Biopolymer Composites

Sustainable Biopolymer Composites
Author: Deepak Verma,Mohit Sharma,Kheng Lim Goh,Siddharth Jain,Himani Sharma
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN: 0128222921
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Biopolymer Composites Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Biopolymer Composites: Biocompatibility, Self-healing, Modeling, Repair and Recyclability focuses on sustainable polymer composites also referred to as bio- composites. Vital aspects such as biodegradability, biocompatibility, repair and recyclability are discussed in detail. In addition, complexities like rapid and scalable processing, onsite repair, and minimal environmental effects are also covered along with the appropriateness of advanced polymer composites for structural applications in automotive, aviation and marine industries. This book will be an indispensable resource for scientists, engineers, physicists and chemists who are interested in the preparation, applications and repair analysis of bio-based composites and nano-composites for different types of applications. The composites repair process is extremely complex, hence it is essential to have a comprehensive understanding of damage mechanisms to apply the most suitable repair technique. Damage assessment using onsite inspection, e.g., NDT, THz techniques and the automated repair process for reliability and repeatability, are vital parameters when executing bonded composite repair. Furthermore, overall integrity and structural health monitoring of composites repair is also necessary. Features detailed information on damage detection, failure analysis and repair of advanced bio-polymer composites Emphasizes biocompatibility, degradation and recyclability of these materials Features key chapters on molecular dynamics, multi-scale modeling and self-healing Presents a roadmap for materials selection, processing and industrial utilization for a broad range of applications

ECCM 8

ECCM 8
Author: I. Crivelli Visconti
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 724
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9781855734104
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ECCM 8 Book Excerpt:

The ECCM conferences attract world-wide participation and are now recognised as the premier European forum for discussion in all aspects of composites research and development. The eighth conference is to be held in Naples in June 1998. The book is structured on 8 different symposia dealing with all major scientific and industrial aspects of the science, technologies and application of composite materials.

Composites Properties and Applications

Composites Properties and Applications
Author: Antonio Miravete
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 940
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9781855731394
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Composites Properties and Applications Book Excerpt:

Volume 6: Composites Properties and Applications

Damage and Fracture of Composite Materials and Structures

Damage and Fracture of Composite Materials and Structures
Author: Mohd Nasir Tamin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2012-01-05
ISBN: 3642236588
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Damage and Fracture of Composite Materials and Structures Book Excerpt:

This monograph presents recent research findings on fracture properties and behavior of the composites, and their damage and cracking process under both quasi-static and impact loading conditions. Theoretical treatment, experimental investigation and numerical simulation aspects of the mechanics of composites, including sandwich structures are included.

Uncertainty Quantification in Laminated Composites

Uncertainty Quantification in Laminated Composites
Author: Sudip Dey,Tanmoy Mukhopadhyay,Sondipon Adhikari
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN: 1351651641
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncertainty Quantification in Laminated Composites Book Excerpt:

Over the last few decades, uncertainty quantification in composite materials and structures has gained a lot of attention from the research community as a result of industrial requirements. This book presents computationally efficient uncertainty quantification schemes following meta-model-based approaches for stochasticity in material and geometric parameters of laminated composite structures. Several metamodels have been studied and comparative results have been presented for different static and dynamic responses. Results for sensitivity analyses are provided for a comprehensive coverage of the relative importance of different material and geometric parameters in the global structural responses.