STP 1357 describes worldwide recent developments on this topic and examines their practical applications. It also identifies important unsolved fundamental problems. 18 peer-reviewed papers are grouped under the subheadings of Polymers and Composites.
Chemical and Physical Aging
Nonlinear Viscoelasticity and Iscoplasticty.
Effect of Physical Aging on Time-Dependent Behavior
Multiaxial Nonlinear Effect
Nonlinear Viscoelasticity and Viscoplasticty
Failure and Failure Mechanisms
Durability Accelerated Strength Testing
Audience: Engineers and researchers who are interested in durability of composite materials; specific issues of time dependent and non-linear behavior; and the mechanics of composites.