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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.

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Patricia L. Stumpff, Introduction to Failure Analysis, Composites, Vol 21, ASM Handbook, Edited By Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson, ASM International, 2001, p 949–950,

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