Structural Integrity And Durability Of Advanced Composites: Innovative Modelling Methods And Intelligent Design by Peter Beaumont

Structural Integrity And Durability Of Advanced Composites: Innovative Modelling Methods And…

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Structural Integrity and Durability of Advanced Composites: Innovative Modelling Methods and Intelligent Designpresents 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

About The Author

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 formulatio...
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Title:Structural Integrity And Durability Of Advanced Composites: Innovative Modelling Methods And…Format:HardcoverDimensions:872 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 20, 2015Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

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 TiO2Nanotube-Polymer Composites: Manufacturing- Characterization and Interphasial Modeling 28 Recycling of reinforced plastics 29 Design and performance of novel aircraft structures with folded composite cores