An introduction to the physics of nonneutral plasmas by Ronald C. Davidson

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Homogenization calculations to evaluate the influence of damage on all the ply stiffnesses. 2. The thermodynamics of irreversible processes gives the global framework in which to formulate the evolution of damage as a function of local variables. 7. Influence of ply thickness on the multi-cracking process [4]. 8. Stiffness reduction versus density and versus damage parameter. 3. Define a yield surface which can evolve and which characterizes not only the first value for the damage threshold but its changes too.

Under a constant applied load the rate of fibre failure can be modelled mathematically, and a relationship between damage accumulation and the duration of the loading can be determined. The technique can therefore have the potential to be used to monitor damage accumulation in carbon fibre composite pressure vessels and to allow minimum lifetimes to be predicted. A typical carbon fibre pressure vessel consists of carbon fibre tows wound onto a liner which serves as a mandrel and provides a gas-proof seal.

12. Why is the choice of matrix important for a space application? 13. What is a honeycomb structure and why is it used? 14. Advanced composites are finding use under the seas. Discuss the reasons for this and why initially the offshore oil industry was reluctant to use them. 15. What percentage of the next generation of civil aircraft will be made of advanced composites? 16. Why is it important to reduce the weight of high speed trains? 17. Most pleasure boats are made of glass reinforced polyester made with open moulds but legislation is provoking greater use of closed moulds.

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