Cryogenic modes II interlaminar fracture toughness of glass-cloth/epoxy laminates by end notched flexture testing and finite element method

Yasuhide Shindo, Hiroyuki Kudo, Katsumi Horiguchi, Susumu Kumagai

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Abstract

Experiments and analysis on woven glass-epoxy laminate end notched flexure (ENF) specimens are presented. The ENF tests were performed at room temperature (R.T.), liquid nitrogen temperature (77 K) and liquid helium temperature (4 K) to evaluate the effect of temperature and geometrical variations on the Mode II interlaminar fracture toughness. In order to verify the failure mechanisms, fracture surface examinations were performed on a scanning electron microscope. A finite element model was used to perform the delamination crack analysis. The results of the finite element analysis are utilized to supplement the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-428
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Volume64
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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