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Fatigue and Fracture of Adhesively-Bonded Composite Joints (Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites)

A P Vassilopoulos

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ISBN 10: 0857098063 / ISBN 13: 9780857098061
Published by Woodhead Publishing, 2014
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Title: Fatigue and Fracture of Adhesively-Bonded ...

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1.

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It is commonly accepted that the majority of engineering failures happen due to fatigue or fracture phenomena. Adhesive bonding is a prevailing joining technique, widely used for critical connections in composite structures. However, the lack of knowledge regarding fatigue and fracture behaviour, and the shortage of tools for credible fatigue design, hinders the potential benefits of adhesively bonded joints. The demand for reliable and safe structures necessitates deep knowledge in this area in order to avoid catastrophic structural failures.

This book reviews recent research in the field of fatigue and fracture of adhesively-bonded composite joints. The first part of the book discusses the experimental investigation of the reliability of adhesively-bonded composite joints, current research on understanding damage mechanisms, fatigue and fracture, durability and ageing as well as implications for design. The second part of the book covers the modelling of bond performance and failure mechanisms in different loading conditions.

  • A detailed reference work for researchers in aerospace and engineering
  • Expert coverage of different adhesively bonded composite joint structures
  • An overview of joint failure

About the Author:

Dr Anastasios P. Vassilopoulos is a Research and Teaching Associate in the Composite Construction Laboratory (CCLab) at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He has an international reputation for his work on fatigue life prediction of composite materials under complex, irregular stress states.

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