State-of-the-art research on the advancement of polymeric composite durability from experts in materials science and the mechanics of materials. 15 comprehensive, peer-reviewed papers examine such topics as:
Analytical models that predict long-term performance
Thermomechanical procedures to improve mechanical performance
The development of a methodology to predict remaining strength and life in polymeric composites
The impact of moisture in elevated temperature environments
The interaction between creep and fatigue at elevated temperatures
How crack propagation rates correlated with the stress intensity factor effect materials
Experimental and analytical techniques for assessing long-term performance and durability.