Polymeric Materials

  • R. L. Carlson
  • G. A. Kardomateas
  • J. I. Craig
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 187)


This chapter deals with the fatigue failure mechanisms, S-N relations and characterization and quantitative approaches for predicting damage evolution in polymeric laminated composites. Data on the relationships for stiffness, strength, fatigue life, residual strength and the extent of damage are summarized.


Ultimate Tensile Strength Fatigue Loading Transverse Crack Matrix Crack Fiber Breakage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Carlson
    • 1
  • G. A. Kardomateas
    • 1
  • J. I. Craig
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Aerospace EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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