Fracture of Composite Materials: Proceedings of the Second USA-USSR Symposium, held at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania USA March 9-12, 1981

Fracture of Composite Materials: Proceedings of the Second USA-USSR Symposium, held at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania USA March 9-12, 1981

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400976115
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/12/2011
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1982
Pages: 487
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Section I Analytical Modeling.- Stochastic models of fracture of unidirectional fiber composites.- Tight bounds for the probability distribution of the strength of composites.- Two approaches in fracture mechanics of composites.- Computer simulation of various fracture mechanisms in fibrous composite materials.- Application of the cubic strength criterion to the failure analysis of composite laminates.- Application of impulse functions to the reliability of fiber reinforced composites.- Section II Crack and Fracture Analysis.- Transient hygrothermal and mechanical stress intensities around cracks.- Strength evaluation of composites with sharp-pointed inclusions.- Local fracture in fibrous media.- Surface notches in composites.- Section III Micromechanics.- Some peculiarities of fracture in heterogeneous materials.- Physical principles of prediction of heterogeneous material fracture.- Microscopic mechanisms of fiber composite deformation and fracture.- Analysis of microfracture in composite.- Section IV Unidirectional Composites.- Fracture of unidirectional composite materials under the axial compression.- Influence of stress interaction on the behavior of off-axis unidirectional composites.- Characterization of matrix/interface-controlled strength of unidirectional composites.- Determination of fracture toughness of unidirectionally fiber-reinforced composites.- On failure modes of unidirectional composites under compressive loading.- Section V Laminates.- Delamination of T300/5208 graphite/epoxy laminates.- Stress singularities in laminated composites.- The relationship of stiffness changes in composite laminates to fracture-related damage mechanisms.- Three dimensional finite element analysis of damage accumulation in composite laminate.- Post-crazing analysis of glass-epoxy laminates.- Section VI Stress and Strength Analysis.- Generalized structural strength criteria of reinforced plastics under plane stress.- Non-linear phenomenological models of fibre-reinforced composites.- The effect of interface structure on the strength of fibrous composite materials.- An estimation of the compressive strength of a fibrous composite.- Equation of state for reinforced plastic materials subjected to mechanical and thermal loading with the account taken of damage and physical-chemical transformations.- Strength of layered composite cylindrical shells under dynamic loading.- Section VII Experiments and Tests.- Damageability evaluation of organic and carbon fiber plastics by non-destructive technique.- Mechanical luminescence study of composite fracture in a plane-stressed state.- Comparative evaluation of shear test methods for composites.- Experimental determination of flaw shapes and stress intensity distributions; conditions for application to composite materials.- Peculiarities of the fracture of dry and wet compact bone tissue.- Flaws and defects of structural carbon fibers.- Fatigue crack propagation of sheet molding compounds in various environments.- List of Participants.

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