Multi-scale modelling of composite material systems: the art of predictive damage modelling

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Woodhead, 2005 - Science - 506 pages
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This new book focuses on the fundamental understanding of composite materials at the microscopic scale, from designing micro-structural features, to the predictive equations of the functional behaviour of the structure for a specific end-application. The papers presented discuss stress and temperature-related behavioural phenomena based on knowledge of physics of microstructure and microstructural change over time. CONTENTS Molecular modelling of composite matrix properties; Interfacial damage modelling of composites; Multiscale predictive modelling of cracking in laminate composites; Modelling the strength of fibre-reinforced composites; Cracking models; Multi-scale modelling of cracking in cross-ply laminates; Modelling damage in laminate composites; Progressive multi-scale modelling of composite laminates; Predicting fracture of laminate composites; Modelling the compressive response behaviour of monolithic and sandwich composite structures; Modelling composite reinforcement by stitching and z-pinning; Finite element modelling of brittle matrix composites; Wear modelling of polymer composites; Modelling impact damage in composite structural elements; Modelling structural damage using elastic wave-based techniques; Modelling the fatigue behaviour of bonded joints in composite materials.

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Interfacial damage modelling of composites
Multiscale predictive modelling of cracking
Modelling the strength of fibrereinforced composites

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