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ASM Handbook

Composites

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Daniel B. Miracle
Daniel B. Miracle
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Steven L. Donaldson
Steven L. Donaldson
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ASM International
Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-195-5
Publication date:
2001
Book Chapter

Failure Analysis

Published:
2001

Abstract

This article provides a summary of the concepts discussed in the articles under the section “Failure Analysis” in ASM Handbook, Volume 21: Composites. Most of the information in this section is geared toward organic-matrix composites, although there is some information on failure analysis and fractography of ceramic- and metal-matrix composites.

Abstract

This article reviews failure causes from a broad perspective, so that the composites designer, manufacturer, and user can readily see some of the more common issues associated with unique materials. It discusses the three discrete arenas of failure of composite materials. These include improper design, improper manufacturing, and improper use of the end product.

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2001. "Failure Analysis", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

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