Synopses & Reviews
Delamination is a phenomenon that is of critical importance to the composite industry. It involves a breakdown in the bond between the reinforcement and the matrix material of the composite. Understanding delamination is essential for preventing catastrophic failures. This important book reviews the phenomenon of delamination in composites. Part one focuses on delamination as a mode of failure. Part two covers testing of delamination resistance, while part three analyzes detection and characterization. Further parts cover analysis of delamination behavior from tests, modelling delamination, analysis of structural performance under delamination and preventing and mitigation of delamination.
About the Author
Dr. Srinivasan Sridharan is Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace and Structural Engineering at Washington University of St Louis, Missouri. He has an international reputation for his research on the delamination behaviour of composites.