The Reliability of Composite Structures

  • Z. K. Ma
  • L. Yang


In this paper the characteristics of reliability analysis of composite materials are discussed. Based on them the method of reliability analysis of laminate and structural systems and the method of enumerating and identifying significant failure modes are presented. Some illustrative examples are given for explaining the application of these methods and they confirm their effectiveness.


Reliability Analysis Composite Structure Failure Probability Fault Tree Reliability Analysis Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. K. Ma
    • 1
  • L. Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Aircraft Engineering DepartmentNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXian, Shaanxi ProvincePeople’s Republic of China

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