Durability of Composites under Fatigue Loads

The fatigue of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites has been the subject of experimental and theoretical investigation for decades. Typical reinforcing fibers include carbon fibers, glass fibers, and aramid fibers. Under fatigue load, the composites many experience microcracking, delamination, fiber fracture, fiber/matrix decoupling, and microbuckling. These damage modes will accumulate and interact under fatigue loads and the material will lose resistance capability or eventually lead to fracture of the material. The main purpose of this chapter is to address the fatigue behavior of glass fiber reinforced polymer GFRP) composites, especially E-glass fiber reinforced polymer composites for civil structural applications in bridges, buildings and marine structures. The chapter will discuss the fatigue behavior of GRFP composites and the factors that influence the fatigue performance. Design for fatigue is addressed by presenting recent achievements in reliability-based design and the loan and resistance factor design (LRFD) approach to FRP composites.

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  • Authors:
    • Zhou, A
    • Pingry, R
    • Cain, J
    • Lesko, J J
    • Case, S W
  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 126-149
  • Monograph Title: Durability of Composites for Civil Structural Applications

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  • Accession Number: 01351714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781845690359
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 12 2011 11:44AM