A review of advances in fatigue and life prediction of fiber-reinforced composites
Chai, Gin Boay
Date of Issue2013
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
This contribution is an attempt to provide a thorough review of past and current research work on fatigue and life prediction of fiber-reinforced composites. In order to summarize and present a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art published works, the reviews in this contribution are broadly summarized into four groups of review; (1) fatigue of fiber-reinforced composites, (2) composite damage mechanism, (3) composite failure criteria and, (4) composite fatigue modeling and life prediction. The review will begin with a discussion of inherent and environmental factors affecting the fatigue of composites. This is followed by a rather extensive description of the composite damage mechanism and a summary of commonly used failure criteria for life prediction. And towards the end, models and methods for fatigue and life prediction of composites are summarized and discussed.
Proceedings of the institution of mechanical engineers, part L : journal of materials : Design and applications