A review and summary of advancements related to mechanical behavior and related mechanics issues of titanium matrix composites (TMCs), a class of high-temperature materials useful in the propulsion and airframe components in advanced aerospace systems. After an introduction to TMCs, different authors review and summarise the advancements related to mechanical behavior and related mechanics issues of TMCs.

Preface, 1 / Introduction, Background, Historical Perspective, Applications, Mechanical Properties, Summary, References, 2 / Monotonic Response, Introduction, Common Constitutive Models and Approaches, Thermal Residual Stresses in Unidirectional MMCs, Mechanical Behavior, Damage Mechanisms and Failure Modes for Longitudinal and Transverse Laminae, Off-Axis Loading, Comparison of Mechanical Response of Longitudinal and Transverse and Off-Axis Laminae, Off-Axis Damage Mechanisms and Failure Modes, Combined and Shear Loading, Summary and Conclusions, References, 3 / Micromechanical Theories, Introduction, Micromechanical Models of Elastic Media, Inelastic Response, Implementation and Results, Closure, Acknowledgment, References, 4 / Fiber-Matrix Interface, Importance of the Fiber-Matrix Interface, Strength and Toughness Issues for Interfaces, Interface Measurements, Effects of Interface Properties on Bulk MMC Behavior, Summary, Acknowledgments, References, 5 / Fatigue Failure Mechanisms, Introduction, Physical Metallurgy, Monotonic Response and Thermal Effects, Isothermal Fatigue, Thermomechanical Fatigue, Mission Cycles, Concluding Remarks: Improving the Fatigue Resistance of TMCs, References, 6 / Fatigue and Thermomechanical Fatigue Life Prediction, Introduction, Mechanisms of Fatigue, Life Prediction Methodologies, Strain-Control and Re versed-Loading Tests, Interpreting Modeling Results, Discussion and Summary, References, 7 / Creep Behavior . ., Introduction, Creep Behavior and Deformation Mechanisms of TMCs, Creep Modeling of Titanium Matrix Composites, Summary Remarks, Acknowledgments, References, 8 / Fatigue Crack Growth, Introduction, Physical Aspects of Fatigue Crack Bridging Process, Factors Influencing Crack Bridging Process, Fiber Bridging Models, Bridging-Acceleration Fatigue Crack Growth, Transition, Summary and Future Work, References, 9 / Notch Strength, Introduction, Experimental Observations, Notched Laminate Strength Analyses, Micromechanics-Based Strength Prediction Methodology, Concluding Remarks, References, 10 / Micromechanical Analysis and Modeling, Introduction—Unique Features of TMC Modeling, Discrete Micromechanical Models, Interface Modeling, Finite Element Modeling, Other Discrete Micromechanics Models, Model Comparisons, Appendix—Constituent Mechanical Properties, References, Index,