Understand, diagnose - and avoid - composite materials. Whether you're a designer focused on prevention, or a trouble-shooting detective trying to piece together what went wrong, engineers who work with industrial composite materials applications will find all the answers in this comprehensive, state-of-the-art compendium. Failure Analysis of Industrial Composite Materials spotlights every aspect of fracture and failure (including avoidance) in those ever-more-important polymer, ceramic, and metal matrix materials. Spanning the entire spectrum of failures and fractures, this task-simplifying resource covers the many details of evaluation, specific causes and conditions, materials, and applications, as documented by international leaders in the field. You get all the easy-to-implement information you need on: the latest testing and analysis procedures; detailed data on the complete range of causes of fractures and failures in a broad range of materials; engineering confidence levels and their determination; design criteria for the complete range of materials and applications; specific case studies in aerospace, construction, and medical engineering. From crack initiation to crack growth, from notch-size effect to damage-tolerant design, this important new reference supplies quality and safety assurance and support to engineers who design and work with composites. Failure Analysis of Industrial Composite Materials is an all-in-one tool packed with facts, guidance, and foresight you'll be glad to have on the job, for project large and small.Gdoutos, E. E. is the author of 'Failure Analysis of Industrial Composite Materials' with ISBN 9780071345170 and ISBN 0071345175.