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Fatigue and Fracture of Fibre Metal Laminates


Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 236)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. René Alderliesten
    Pages 1-6
  3. René Alderliesten
    Pages 7-27
  4. René Alderliesten
    Pages 29-58
  5. René Alderliesten
    Pages 59-76
  6. René Alderliesten
    Pages 77-100
  7. René Alderliesten
    Pages 101-125
  8. René Alderliesten
    Pages 127-146
  9. René Alderliesten
    Pages 147-173
  10. René Alderliesten
    Pages 175-220
  11. René Alderliesten
    Pages 221-252
  12. René Alderliesten
    Pages 253-270
  13. René Alderliesten
    Pages 271-290
  14. René Alderliesten
    Pages 291-298
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 299-300

About this book


This book contributes to the field of hybrid technology, describing the current state of knowledge concerning the hybrid material concept of laminated metallic and composite sheets for primary aeronautical structural applications. It is the only book to date on fatigue and fracture of fibre metal laminates (FMLs).

The first section of the book provides a general background of the FML technology, highlighting the major FML types developed and studied over the past decades in conjunction with an overview of industrial developments based on filed patents. In turn, the second section discusses the mechanical response to quasi-static loading, together with the fracture phenomena during quasi-static and cyclic loading. To consider the durability aspects related to strength justification and certification of primary aircraft structures, the third section discusses thermal aspects related to FMLs and their mechanical response to various environmental and acoustic conditions.


Fatigue and Fracture Residual strength Crack propagation Fibre materials FML technology Aeronautical structural applications Glare Composite sheets Aircraft structures

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Aerospace EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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