The fatigue damage mechanics of notched carbon fibre/PEEK laminates


Spearing, S.M., Beaumont, P.W.R. and Kortschot, M.T. (1992) The fatigue damage mechanics of notched carbon fibre/PEEK laminates. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 23, (5), 305-311. (doi:10.1016/0010-4361(92)90329-S).

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A model is presented for the strength, post-fatigue residual strength and damage propagation in notched, cross-ply carbon fibre/polyetheretherketone (PEEK) laminates. Fracture mechanics principles are used to predict quasi-static damage growth, and the application of a Paris law permits extension to fatigue damage. Strength is predicted by applying a failure criterion based on the tensile stress distribution in the 0° plies, as modified by damage (either quasi-static or fatigue). The volume dependence of strength is included by using a simple Weibull distribution. The parameters of the model are determined from independent experiments. Good agreement with experimental results is obtained. Comparisons are made with previous results from carbon fibre/epoxy laminates. The behaviour of the carbon fibre/PEEK is similar, although the extent of delamination and matrix cracking is reduced owing to the higher inherent toughness of the matrix.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1359-835X (print)
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Keywords: composite materials, fatigue, fatigue strength, residual strength, damage propagation, modelling, notched cross-ply laminates, carbon fibres, epoxy matrix, PEEK matrix
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 22770
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:12
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/22770

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