Part and chapter headings: Introduction. Part I: Isotropic Damage Mechanics - Scalar Formulation. Uniaxial Tension in Metals. Uniaxial Tension in Elastic Metal Matrix Composites. Uniaxial Tension in Elasto-Plastic Metal Matrix Composites: Vector Formulation of the Overall Approach. Part II: Anisotropic Damage Mechanics - Tensor Formulation. Damage and Elasticity in Metals. Damage and Plasticity in Metals. Metal Matrix Composites - Overall Approach. Metal Matrix Composites - Local Approach. Equivalence of the Overall and Local Approaches. Metal Matrix Composites - Local and Interfacial Damage. Symmetrization of the Effective Stress Tensor. Experimental Damage Investigation. High Cyclic Fatigue Damage for Uni-Directional Metal Matrix Composites. Anisotropic Cyclic Damage-Plasticity Models for Metal Matrix Composites. Part III: Advanced Topics in Damage Mechanics. Damage in Metal Matrix Composites Using the Generalized Cells Method. The Kinematics of Damage for Finite-Strain Elasto-Plastic Solids. A Coupled Anisotropic Damage Model for the Inelastic Response of Composite Materials. References. Appendices: Listing of Damage Formulas. Subject index.