- Recent research on fatigue modeling, behavior and experimental characterization
- A convenient source of important contributions by respected authors
- Fatigue data for laminates, joints, thermoplastics, graphite epoxies, carbon nanotubes, elliptic springs and tidal turbines
This bound edition presents multiple investigations into various aspects of fatigue in composite materials and structures. This work is divided into three sections. The first section presents research into various aspects of fatigue modeling, including prediction of fatigue life, fatigue strength and fatigue crack growth rate. The second section deals primarily with experimental characterization of fatigue in composites, and the third section discusses fatigue behavior of full-scale composite structures.
This volume is the third in the American Society for Composites Series on Advances in Composite Materials under the general editorship of Michael Hyer of Virginia Tech. Contributions on fatigue selected for this volume and others in the series are versions of recent ASC presentations which until now were available only on CD-ROM. Keywords include: fatigue, fatigue behavior, fatigue life prediction, multidirectional composite laminates, fatigue modeling, multi-factor interaction model, probabilistic model, composite materials, fatigue life analysis, fatigue limit predictors, fatigue delamination and fatigue damage.