Reliability in composites – a selective review and survey of current development

Manuel Chiachio, Juan Chiachio, Guillermo Rus

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As a response to the rampant increase in research activity within reliability in the past few decades, and to the lack of a conclusive framework for composite applications, this article attempts to identify the most relevant reliability topics to composite materials and provide a selective review. Available reliability assessment methods are briefly explained, referenced and compared within an unified formulation. Recent developments to confer efficiency in computing reliability in large composite structures are also highlighted. Finally, some general conclusions are derived along with an overview of future directions of research within reliability of composite materials and their influence on design and optimization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)902-913
Number of pages12
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Issue number3
Early online date29 Oct 2011
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2012


  • A. lamina/ply
  • A. laminates
  • C. statistical properties/methods
  • reliability


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