Fatigue Life Prediction of Composites and Composite Structures - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081025758

Fatigue Life Prediction of Composites and Composite Structures

2nd Edition

Editors: Anastasios Vassilopoulos
Paperback ISBN: 9780081025758
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2019
Page Count: 750
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Table of Contents

Introduction to the fatigue life prediction of composite materials and structures: past, present and future prospects

Part I Fatigue life behaviour and modelling
1. Phenomenological fatigue analysis and life modelling
2. Fatigue behaviour of thermoplastic composites
3. Fatigue behaviour of nanoparticle-filled fibrous polymeric composites
4. Interrupted fatigue loading of composite laminates
5. Residual strength fatigue theories for composite materials
6. Computational methods for fatigue life modelling of composite materials

Part II Fatigue life prediction
7. Fatigue life prediction of composite materials under constant amplitude loading and different temperatures
8. Probabilistic fatigue design of composites - wind turbine rotor blades
9. Fatigue life prediction of composite materials under realistic loading conditions (variable amplitude loading)
10. A progressive damage mechanics algorithm for life prediction of composite materials under cyclic loadings
11. Provisional title - Prediction of crack initiation in UD lamiantes under different stress ratios
12. Stiffness-based approach to fatigue life prediction of composite materials

Part III Applications
13. Computer tools for the fatigue life prediction of composite materials and structures
14. Fatigue life prediction of wind turbine rotor blades manufactured from composites
15. Design of validation experiments for life prediction models


Description

Fatigue Life Prediction of Composites and Composite Structures, Second Edition, is a comprehensive review of fatigue damage and fatigue life modeling and prediction methodologies for composites and their use in practice. In this new edition, existing chapters are fully updated, while new chapters are introduced to cover the most recent developments in the field. The use of composites is growing in structural applications in many industries, including aerospace, marine, wind turbine and civil engineering. However, there are uncertainties about their long-term performance, including performance issues relating to cyclic fatigue loading. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, this book is a standard reference for industry professionals and researchers alike.

Key Features

  • Examines past, present and future trends associated with the fatigue life prediction of composite materials and structures
  • Assesses novel computational methods for fatigue life modeling and prediction of composite materials under constant amplitude loading
  • Covers a wide range of techniques for predicting fatigue, including their theoretical background and practical applications

Readership

Researchers in industry and academia, and PhD students wishing to keep up to date on information about fatigue behavior and modeling of composite materials


Details

No. of pages:
750
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2020
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Paperback ISBN:
9780081025758

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About the Editors

Anastasios Vassilopoulos Editor

Dr Anastasios P. Vassilopoulos is a Senior Scientist (MER) in the Composite Construction Laboratory (CCLab) at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He has an international reputation for his work on fatigue life prediction of composite materials under complex, irregular stress states.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Scientist, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland