Fatigue is an issue that affects all materials whether part of the new era of technical textiles or from the old school of traditional textiles. Only through an understanding of fatigue can steps be taken to reduce and even eliminate its effects.
Fatigue failure of textile fibres from Woodhead Publishing addresses key aspects of fatigue failure in textile fibres, from basic principles of fatigue and effects through to predicting potential failure. Different types of fatigue failure are explored with specific chapters on tensile, flex and torsional fatigue identifying different characteristics and testing methods. A specific chapter on biaxial rotation fatigue in textile fibres identifies specific fatigue principles as well as providing advice on ways of reducing biaxial fatigue.
Fatigue case studies are incorporated in an examination of factors affecting fatigue life. The book reviews how factors such as textile processing and the environment affect fibre structure, fatigue behaviour as well as methods to overcome these effects. Testing and modelling strategies are examined for fatigue damage in structural textile composites including an assessment of future trends and challenges.
With an international team of contributors Fatigue failure of textile fibres is key reading for textile engineers, academics, textile technologists, fibre scientists and all those concerned with the topic of fatigue failure in textiles and textile-based assemblies.