Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials

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R. M. Christensen

Composites and Polymer Technology, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore CA 94550

Appl. Mech. Rev 38(10), 1267-1270 (Oct 01, 1985) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3143688 History: Online June 12, 2009


Fiber-reinforced composite materials offer considerable performance advantages over conventional materials. New fiber developments place a premium upon understanding the mechanical interactions between phases in order to optimize the composition. Of particular importance are the means of quantifying damage states and predicting nonlinear behavior. Special attention is given to such areas as damage/failure/life prediction, environmental effects, nondestructive evaluation, interface conditions, and data base generation.

Copyright © 1985 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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