The cyclic fatigue of high-performance fibers

M. Kerr, Nikhilesh Chawla, K. K. Chawla

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High-performance fibers are virtually ubiquitous in our everyday lives. In a variety of structural applications, fibers and fiber-reinforced composites are subjected to cyclic mechanical loading. This paper reviews the fatigue behavior of some common high-performance fibers such as polymer, metal, and ceramic fibers. Fatigue mechanisms unique to each type of fiber are identified and a description of fatigue damage and fracture is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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