Fatigue of Composite Materials
The fatigue of composites poses particular challenges for engineers because of the properties of the constituent parts (polymer matrix and fibers) interact to determine the fatigue properties which vary in each location and direction. Fatigue analysis requires the combination of various inputs including material modeling, finite element analysis and fatigue characterization of the material based on fiber-share and orientation. This webinar gives an introduction to these topics and gives a preview of the fatigue life prediction of short-fiber composites introduced in nCode DesignLife 8.
Originally presented: November 16, 2011 and March 13, 2012