By Nick Gilbert
Research and Markets has included a new report titled ‘Behaviour of Material and Composite Structures’ to its catalogue.
Extensive research is going on towards the development of innovative materials and structures for aerospace vehicle applications due to the necessity for lightweight construction with improved performance and safety. There are constant proposals for new sophisticated materials, which include composites with reinforced thermosetting matrices, ceramic-matrix or metal-matrix composites and thermoplastic composites.
Besides the continuing challenge of synthesizing new materials, several research challenges remain open concerning traditional metallic aero-structures. These include increased operating life in aging aircraft and suitable techniques of vibration control. This volume comprises 19 peer-reviewed papers covering the behavior of material and composite structures.
Key topics covered in the report include Parametric Analysis of the Models of Confinement of the Concrete Column; Cross-Ply Laminates under Static Three-Point Bending: A Numerical Development Model; Solving Frictional Contact Problems within the Bipotential Framework; Finite Element Data Reduction Based Energy Release Rate for Delamination Tests; Characterization and Comparison of Defects Detection Limits of Ultrasonic Non Destructive Techniques; A New Hybrid Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm Optimization; Fatigue Crack Growth on FSW AA2024-T3 Aluminum Joints; Delamination-Crater Interaction in Damage of Glass/Epoxy Composite Plates Subjected to Impact Fatigue; 3D Adaptive Remeshing Procedure and its Application to Large Deformation Problems; and Development of an Adhesion Test for Characterizing the Interface Fiber/Polymer Matrix.