Impact Behaviour of Fibre-Reinforced Composite Materials and Structures

Edited by

  • S. R. Reid
  • G Zhou, Loughborough University, UK

This study covers impact response, damage tolerance and failure of fibre-reinforced composite materials and structures. Materials development, analysis and prediction of structural behaviour and cost-effective design all have a bearing on the impact response of composites and this book brings together for the first time the most comprehensive and up-to-date research work from leading international experts.
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R&D engineers, materials scientists and designers


Book information

  • Published: October 2000
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-85573-423-4

Table of Contents

Impact behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites; Recent developments in impact damage assessment of fibre composites; Modelling impact of composite structures using small specimens; Impact damage - tolerant composite structural design; Damage resistance and tolerance of thick laminated woven roving GFRP plates subjected to low-velocity impact; Elastic impact stress analysis of composite plates and cylinders; Impact behaviour and analysis of CFRP laminated plates; Perforation of FRP laminates and sandwich panels subjected to missile impact; High velocity impact damage to polymer matrix composites.