Interlaminar fracture and damage in woven GFRP laminates at cryogenic temperatures

Yasuhide Shindo, Tomo Takeda, Fumio Narita

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Abstract

The purpose of the present research is to experimentally and analytically investigate the interlaminar fracture and damage behavior of woven glass fiber reinforced polymer laminates under mixed-mode loading at cryogenic temperatures using the improved mixed-mode bending test. The tests were carried out, and were analyzed using both beam theory and finite element analysis to determine the energy release rates at the onset of delamination crack propagation. A three-dimensional finite element analysis coupled with damage was also employed to predict the damage initiation and evolution in the specimens and to examine the effect of damage on the cryogenic interlaminar fracture properties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2008 - 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, ICHMM 2008
Pages1242-1249
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 28
EventAdvances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2008 - 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, ICHMM 2008 - Huangshan, China
Duration: 2008 Jun 32008 Jun 8

Other

OtherAdvances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2008 - 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, ICHMM 2008
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHuangshan
Period08/6/308/6/8

Keywords

  • Delamination
  • Finite element analysis
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Mixed mode fracture
  • Polymer matrix composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Chemistry

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