Creep and Fatigue in Polymer Matrix Composites, Second Edition, updates the latest research in modeling and predicting creep and fatigue in polymer matrix composites. The first part of the book reviews the modeling of viscoelastic and viscoplastic behavior as a way of predicting performance and service life. Final sections discuss techniques for modeling creep rupture and failure and how to test and predict long-term creep and fatigue in polymer matrix composites.
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Part One Viscoelastic and viscoplastic modelling 1. Viscoelastic constitutive modeling of creep and stress relaxation in polymers and polymer matrix composites G.C. Papanicolaou and S.P. Zaoutsos 2. Time-temperature-age superposition principle for predicting long-term response of linear viscoelastic materials E.J. Barbero 3. Effect of moisture on elastic and viscoelastic properties of fiber reinforced plastics: Retrospective and current trends Andrey Aniskevich and Tatjana Glaskova-Kuzmina 4. Micromechanics Modeling of Hysteretic Responses of Piezoelectric Composites Chien-hong Lin and Anastasia Muliana 5. Predicting the viscoelastic behavior of polymer composites and nanocomposites A. Beyle 6. Creep analysis of polymer matrix composites using viscoplastic models E. Kontou
Part Two Creep rupture 8. Time and temperature dependence of transverse tensile failure of unidirectional carbon fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites Jun Koyanagi and Mio Sato 9. Lifetime prediction of polymers and polymer matrix composite structures: Failure criteria and accelerated characterization Rui Miranda Guedes 10. Time-dependent damage evolution in unidirectional and multidirectional polymer composite laminates Raghavan Jayaraman
Part Three Fatigue modeling, characterization, and monitoring 11 Accelerated testing methodology for long-term creep and fatigue strengths of polymer composites Masayuki Nakada 12 A combined creep and fatigue prediction methodology for fiber-reinforced polymer composites based on the kinetic theory of fracture Faisal H. Bhuiyan and Ray S. Fertig, III 13 Fatigue testing for polymer matrix composites Ruben Dirk Bram Sevenois and Wim Van Paepegem 14 S-N curve and fatigue damage for practicality Ho Sung Kim 15 Modeling, analysis, and testing of viscoelastic properties of shape memory polymer composites and a brief review of their space engineering applications Wessam Al Azzawi, Madhubhashitha Herath and Jayantha Epaarachchi 16 Characterization of viscoelasticity, viscoplasticity, and damage in composites Janis Varna and Liva Pupure 17 Structural health monitoring of composite structures for durability Sreenivas Alampalli
Dr Rui Miranda Guedes works within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto, Portugal. Dr Guedes has an international reputation for his research on creep and fatigue in polymer matrix composites.