Prediction of material fracture in composites

Thread by John Stern on 10 Jan 2010 at 17:36:00 
Is the Chemical driven FEM Simulation device capable of predicting material fracture, crack fatigue growth and surface degradation in a variety of circumstances? How does the presence of chemicals (say salt water, oxygen, nitrogen) influence the composite fracture in cycling loading conditions (think of a wind turbine blade)?


    Comment by Rodney Bennet on 11 Jan 2010 at 12:59:17  | |responses: 0|
    Could you include the composite material behaviour during rapid gas decompression (RGD)? Rodney