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.
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Part I Multi-scale mechanics, physical modelling and damage analysis
1 Composite micromechanics: from carbon fibres to graphene 2 A mechanisms-based framework for describing failure in composite materials 3 The origins of residual stress and its evaluation in composite materials 4 A multi-scale synergistic damage mechanics approach for modelling progressive failure in composite laminates 5 From micro to macro: simulating crack propagation in carbon fibre composites 6 Multi-scale modelling of high temperature polymer composites for aerospace applications 7 Modelling of damage evaluation and failure of laminated composite materials across length scales
Part II Computational Modelling, Damage Simulation and Fatigue Analysis
8 Computational techniques for simulation of damage and failure in composite materials 9 Damage evolution modelling in laminates 10 Virtual testing of impact in C/epoxy laminates 11 Mixed mode fatigue of bonded joints in composites: experiments and modelling 12 A general and rigorous accelerated testing methodology for long term life prediction of polymeric materials 13 Effects of environment on creep behavior of three oxide-oxide ceramic matrix composites at 1200°C 14 Anisotropic 3D arrays of fibres
Part III Structural Integrity
15 Structural integrity and the implementation of engineering composite materials 16 The control of the residual lifetimes of carbon fibre reinforced composite pressure vessels 17 An extension of the point-stress criterion based on a coupled stress and energy fulfilment: application to the prediction of the open hole tensile strength of a composite plate 18 Compressive fracture of layered composites caused by internal instability 19 Analysis of delamination in laminates with angle-ply matrix cracks: onset of damage and residual stiffness properties 20 Blast resistance of polymeric composite sandwich structures 21 Maintenance and monitoring of composite helicopter structures and materials
Part IV Structural Integrity of Bonded and Bolted Joints
22 Dynamic fractures of adhesively-bonded CFRP joints 23 Damage tolerance and survivability of composite aircraft structures 24 Computational and experimental study of composite scarf bonded joints 25 Composite bond inspection 26 Tensile failure of Composite scarf repair
Part V Innovative Manufacturing and Materials for Increased Performance
27 Carbon and TiO2 Nanotube-Polymer Composites: Manufacturing- Characterization and Interphasial Modeling 28 Recycling of reinforced plastics 29 Design and performance of novel aircraft structures with folded composite cores
Dr Peter Beaumont is Reader in Engineering Materials at the Engineering Department in the University of Cambridge. Over several decades, Dr Beaumont has researched the relation between structure and properties of engineering materials especially composite materials, polymers and ceramic systems. His research has led to a new formulation of the principles of damage mechanics of composite materials for which he received the Distinguished Research Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has published extensively on the structure and properties of composite materials, polymers and ceramics, and he is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of international journal Applied Composite Materials.
C. Soutis School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering and the Aerospace Research Institute, University of Manchester, UK.
Professor Soutis is Chair of Aeorspace Engineering, Director of the Aeorspace Research Institute and director of the Northwest Composites Centre (NCCEF) at Manchester University.
Alma Hodzic Faculty of Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK.
Prof. Alma Hodzic is Professor in Advanced Materials Technologies at the University of Sheffield, and Editor-in-Chief for Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer and Composites Science.