This recent book provides a detailed presentation of damage tolerance assessment and characterization methods for advanced composites, as well as an examination of the role of damage tolerance in the design of composites. Included are analytical models for different types of damage in different composite materials. Tables provide helpful reference data. Schematics illustrate materials constructions, aspects of damage, and damage evaluation techniques. A valuable aid in the evaluation and design of composites for damage resistance.
Table of Contents
Damage Tolerance of Composites: - Introduction - Advanced Structural Composites - Damage Tolerance as an Issue - Damage Tolerance Definitions - Key Elements in Damage Tolerance Concept - Analytical Methodology: - Introduction - Analysis--Model I: Isotropic Materials - Analysis--Model II: Energy--Balance Model Analysis--Model III - Analysis--Model IV - Analysis--Model V Analysis--Model VI - Analysis--Model VII - Analysis--Model VIII - Damage Tolerance Evaluation: - Introduction - Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Techniques - Damage Assessment: Optical/SEM Application - Damage Tolerance Tests
"… is mainly a review and overview of damage in composites… a good starting point before beginning any work. One of its most important contributions is the description of the general damage tolerance approach. The authors provide a guide that can be used to set up damage tolerance criteria for any program."