Failure Analysis

Welcome to the Failure Analysis section. The latest articles for this section are displayed below:

Thermal treatment influences the fatigue response of basalt-fiber-reinforced polymer

Guijun Xian, Zike Wang, Zhaohui Yang, and Yongming Yang
8 August 2016
Exposure to elevated temperatures causes the degradation of the resin matrix and a reduction of bonding strength in composite samples, and thus accelerates the propagation of fatigue damage.

Fabrication of self-reinforced cellulose composites

Supachok Tanpichai
31 May 2016
Cellulose fibers from agricultural waste are used to prepare composites with improved mechanical properties.

Low-velocity impact response of nanotube-reinforced composite cylindrical shells

Mohammad R. Bayat, M. Mosavi Mashhadi, and Omid Rahmani
23 May 2016
A two-step perturbation method is used to study the nonlinear behavior of functionally graded carbon-nanotube-reinforced composite cylindrical shells with different filler distributions.

Fracture behavior of high-density polyethylene composites

Yick G. Hsuan, Sukjoon Na, and Sabrina Spatari
5 February 2016
The essential work of fracture concept was used to study the effect of nanoclay on the plain-strain fracturing of pristine and recycled blends.

Predicting thermal degradation mechanisms in polymer composites

Muhammad Azeem Arshad and Abdel-Karim Maaroufi
18 November 2015
Kinetic modeling and structural analyses are used to determine degradation pathways in metal-filled epoxy materials.

Importance of sample dimensions in dynamic mechanical analysis

Ian M. McAninch, Joseph L. Lenhart, John J. La Scala, and Giuseppe R. Palmese
22 October 2015
Both the size of samples and the type of clamp geometry should be considered during testing of epoxy resins to ensure accurate modulus measurements are obtained.

Evaluating the effects of low-velocity impacts in sandwich composites

Taotao Zhang and Ying Yan
12 August 2015
A new 3D numerical simulation approach considers facesheet intralaminar damage, interlaminar delamination, and honeycomb plastic deformation, as well as compression after impact.

Conformal cooling efficiencies in stretch blow molding

Sumit Mukherjee, Reiner Westhoff, Robert Beard, and Ron Puvak
3 August 2015
Simulating and measuring mold temperatures and stress crack performance helps improve quenching and petaloid base performance.

Effect of inorganic pigments on the hygrothermal properties of wood-plastic composites

Changyan Xu
10 July 2015
The addition of iron oxide pigments to wood-plastic composites results in an increase in the flexural strength and moduli they exhibit after hygrothermal aging tests.

Toughness of center-cracked polypropylene films

Arzu Hayirlioglu Topuzlu and Hoang Pham
18 May 2015
A simple tensile test method that uses the strain energy of materials predicts the failure strength of multilayer films.