Singular stresses of cracked woven glass-epoxy laminates at cryogenic temperatures

Kazuaki Sanada, Yasuhide Shindo, Sei Ueda

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We consider the singular stresses of woven glass-epoxy laminates with a parallel array of transverse cracks and temperature-dependent properties at cryogenic temperatures under tension. A generalized plane strain finite element model is used to study the influence of warp angle on the cryogenic fracture behavior of two-layered woven laminates. Special elements with exact stress singularity are placed around the crack tip. Numerical calculations are carried out, and the stress intensity factor at different temperatures is shown graphically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-508
Number of pages8
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Crack
  • Cryomechanics
  • Finite element method
  • Stress intensity factor
  • Woven glass-epoxy laminate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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