Microscale Damage Analysis for Microcrack Propagation of Brittle Composite Materials
H.K. Lee, B.R. Kim and S. Na (Editors)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Yuseong-gu, South Korea
Series: Materials Science and Technologies
Damage and fracture in composite materials are complicated evolutionary phenomena. Due to difficulty in better understanding of the complicated phenomena, crucial researches on the evolution of damage up to fracture are still carried out to predict the overall behavior of composite materials. Among a variety of damage factors, the microcrack propagation, from nucleation to growth, significantly affect the macroscopic behavior of composite materials such as nonlinear behavior, degradation of mechanical properties and a significant volume dilation.
A variety of damage mechanics based models, which provide an effective framework for the description of damage including nucleation, growth, and coalescence of microcracks, have been developed to predict the damage and failure processes in composite materials. This new book discusses the damage propagation on nucleation and growth of microcrack in brittle composite materials. (Imprint: Nova)