The effect of viscoelasticity on fatigue behaviour of polymer matrix composites

Epaarachchi, J. A. (2011) The effect of viscoelasticity on fatigue behaviour of polymer matrix composites. In: Creep and fatigue in polymer matrix composites. Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 492-513. ISBN 978-1-84569-656-6


This chapter details the effect of viscoelasticity on fatigue behaviour of polymeric matrix composites. The viscoelastic effects on composite materials under static and dynamic loading are explained using linear viscoelastic analysis. The details of the governing parameters of the fatigue process, such as stress ratio, temperature and the loading frequency are also presented with fatigue life prediction models. Finally, three fatigue life prediction models that have included fatigue and static-fatigue processes in the predictions will be discussed and compared with some experimental data.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2011 Woodhead Publishing Limited. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 00:25
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 05:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: composite materials; composites; fatigue; creep; static-fatigue; viscoelasticity
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8613 Transport Equipment > 861301 Aerospace Equipment
B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850509 Wind Energy
B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870303 Polymeric Materials (e.g. Paints)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1533/9780857090430.3.492

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