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Construction Engineering: Fatigue life prediction of adhesively bonded textile composites

A number of construction engineering applications for textiles made of composite materials are presented in this chapter. All these structures were fabricated by connecting several subcomponents, usually by using adhesives. Although composite materials are designated to be fatigue-insensitive, especially when compared to metallic ones, they also suffer from fatigue loads. The aim of this chapter is to present the different types of adhesively bonded connections between textile fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials in construction engineering and the description of the available methods for the life modeling and prediction of their fatigue life.


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