This major handbook is the first authoritative survey of current knowledge of fatigue behaviour of composites. It deals in detail with a wide range of problems met by designers in the automotive, marine and structural engineering industries. Compiled from the contributions of some of the best-known researchers in the field, it provides an invaluable, practical and encyclopaedic handbook covering recent developments.
- Comprehensively discusses the problems of fatigue in composites met by designers in the aerospace, marine and structural engineering industries
- Provides a general introduction on fatigue in composites before reviewing current research on micromechanical aspects
- Analyses various types of composites with respect to fatigue behaviour and testing and provides in-depth coverage of life-prediction models for constant variable stresses