Interlaminar delamination fracture and fatigue of woven glass fiber reinforced polymer composite laminates at cryogenic temperatures

Yasuhide Shindo, Tomo Takeda, Fumio Narita

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Abstract

This chapter describes the results of our studies on the interlaminar delamination fracture and fatigue of woven glass fiber reinforced polymer composite laminates under Mode I, Mode II, and Mode III loadings at cryogenic temperatures. Delamination fracture tests were carried out at cryogenic temperatures, and the critical energy release rate at the onset of delamination propagation, i.e., fracture toughness, was evaluated based on a finite element analysis coupled with damage. In addition, cryogenic fatigue delamination tests were performed, in order to obtain the delamination growth rate as a function of the range of the energy release rate. After the tests, fractographic observations were made to assess the delamination mechanisms at cryogenic temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymers at Cryogenic Temperatures
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages115-125
Number of pages11
Volume9783642353352
ISBN (Electronic)9783642353352
ISBN (Print)3642353347, 9783642353345
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Cryogenic devices
  • Cryomechanics
  • Delamination
  • Fatigue
  • Finite element method
  • Fractography
  • Fracture
  • Glass fibers
  • Material testing
  • Polymer-matrix composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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