The Structural Integrity of Carbon Fiber Composites

Fifty Years of Progress and Achievement of the Science, Development, and Applications

  • Peter W. R Beaumont
  • Constantinos Soutis
  • Alma Hodzic

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Part I

  3. Part II

  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. M. Herráez, F. Naya, C. González, M. Monclús, J. Molina, C. S. Lopes et al.
      Pages 283-299
    3. John Summerscales
      Pages 301-317
    4. P. Boisse, N. Hamila, A. Madeo
      Pages 319-337
  5. Part IV

  6. Part V

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 469-469
    2. Ivana K. Partridge
      Pages 471-487
    3. John Jostins, Kevin Kendall
      Pages 645-663
  7. Part VI

  8. Part VII

  9. Part VIII

  10. Peter W. R. Beaumont, Constantinos Soutis, Alma Hodzic
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This book brings together a diverse compilation of inter-disciplinary chapters on fundamental aspects of carbon fiber composite materials and multi-functional composite structures: including synthesis, characterization, and evaluation from the nano-structure to structure meters in length.  The content and focus of contributions under the umbrella of structural integrity of composite materials embraces topics at the forefront of composite materials science and technology, the disciplines of mechanics, and development of a new predictive design methodology of the safe operation of engineering structures from cradle to grave.  Multi-authored papers on multi-scale modelling of problems in material design and predicting the safe performance of engineering structure illustrate the inter-disciplinary nature of the subject. The book examines topics such  as Stochastic micro-mechanics theory and application for advanced composite systems Construction of the evaluation process for structural integrity of material and structure Nano- and meso-mechanics modelling of structure evolution during the accumulation of damage Statistical meso-mechanics of composite materials Hierarchical analysis including "age-aware," high-fidelity simulation and virtual mechanical testing of composite structures right up to the point of failure. The volume is ideal for scientists, engineers, and students interested in carbon fiber composite materials, and other composite material systems.


Carbon Fiber Composite Applications Carbon Fibre Composites Cracking and Fracture History of Carbon Fibre Composites Modeling Methods Predictive Design Methodology Structural Safe Life Prediction

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter W. R Beaumont
    • 1
  • Constantinos Soutis
    • 2
  • Alma Hodzic
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Aerospace Research InstituteThe University of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom

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