With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors creep and fatigue in polymer matrix composites is a standard reference for all those researching and using polymer matrix composites in such areas as civil engineering. Creep and fatigue in polymer matrix composites second edition updates the latest research in modeling and predicting creep and fatigue in polymer matrix composites the first part of the book reviews the modeling of viscoelastic and viscoplastic behavior as a way of predicting performance and service life. The woodhead publishing series in composites science and engineering is a collection of professional reference books that encourage learning and innovation on a range of different topics and provide understanding to scientists and engineers working outside their own area of expertise. This chapter discusses creep behavior of polymer matrix composites in the framework of viscoplasticity the chapter first reviews the main aspects of viscoplastic creep modeling the state of the art with emphasis on the tensile creep response of a glass fiber polymer composite considering it as a thermally activated rate process. Science and engineering of short fibre reinforced polymer composites second edition provides the latest information on the short fiber reinforced composites sfrp that have found extensive applications in automobiles business machines durable consumer items sporting goods and electrical industries due to their low cost easy
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