Fatigue and Durability of Structural Materials
Chapter 12: Special Materials: Polymers, Bone, Ceramics, and Composites
This chapter discusses the effect of fatigue on polymers, ceramics, composites, and bone. It begins with a general comparison of polymers and metals, noting important differences in microstructure and cyclic loading response. It then presents the results of several studies that shed light on the fatigue behavior and crack growth mechanisms of common structural polymers and moves on from there to discuss the fatigue behavior of bone and how it compares to stable and cyclically softening metals. It also discusses the fatigue characteristics of engineered and composited ceramics and ceramic fiber-reinforced metal-matrix composites.
Special Materials: Polymers, Bone, Ceramics, and Composites, Fatigue and Durability of Structural Materials, By S.S. Manson, G.R. Halford, ASM International, 2006, p 325–374, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.fdsm.t69870325
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