The advantages of composite materials include a high specific strength and stiffness, formability, and a comparative resistance to fatigue cracking and corrosion. However, not forsaking these advantages, composite materials are prone to a wide range of defects and damage that can significantly reduce the residual strength and stiffness of a structu

chapter 1|20 pages


chapter 2|38 pages

Damage and Defect Description

chapter 3|20 pages

Finding the Nonconformity

chapter 4|24 pages

Failure Mechanisms

chapter 5|10 pages

Loss of Integrity

chapter 6|32 pages

Restitution and Repair