Cryogenic mechanical response of multilayer satin weave CFRP composites with cracks

S. Watanabe, Yasuhide Shindo, T. Takeda, F. Narita

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We deal with the thermomechanical response of multilayer satin weave carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) laminates with internal and/or edge cracks and temperature-dependent material properties subjected to tensile loading at cryogenic temperatures. The composite material is assumed to be under the generalized plane strain. Cracks are located in the transverse fiber bundles and extend to the interfaces between two fiber bundles. A finite-element model is employed to study the influence of residual thermal stresses on the mechanical behavior of multilayer CFRP woven laminates with cracks. Numerical calculations are carried out, and Young's modulus and stress distributions near the crack tip are shown graphically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-340
Number of pages10
JournalMechanics of Composite Materials
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1


  • Crack
  • Finite-element analysis
  • Textile composites
  • Thermomechanical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Biomaterials
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Polymers and Plastics


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