Failure in composite materials


The economic and efficient exploitation of composite materials in critical load bearing applications relies on the ability to predict safe operational lives without excessive conservatism. Developing life prediction and monitoring techniques in these complex, inhomogeneous materials requires an understanding of the various failure mechanisms which can take place. This article describes a range of damage mechanisms which are observed in polymer, metal and ceramic matrix composites.

Divisions: Aston University (General)
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Metals and Materials in December 1989.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ceramic materials,failure analysis,failure laminated products,metals and alloys,reinforced plastics,delamination,nonmetallic matrix composites,Poisson's ratio,young's modulus,composite materials,fiber reinforcement,metallic matrix composites,carbon fibers
Publication ISSN: 0266-7185
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 1989-12
Authors: King, J.E. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-8563-7646)



Version: Accepted Version

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