Fatigue damage mechanics of composite materials II: a damage growth model

Spearing, S.M., Beaumont, P.W.R. and Ashby, M.F. (1992) Fatigue damage mechanics of composite materials II: a damage growth model. Composites Science and Technology, 44, (2), 169-177. (doi:10.1016/0266-3538(92)90110-O).


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A fatigue model has been developed for damage growth at a notch tip in carbon fibre/epoxy laminates. The damage is modelled as a series of interacting matrix cracks in various forms: splitting, delamination and transverse ply cracking. The extent of fatigue damage can be successfully predicted for a family of (90i/0j)ns and (90/±45/0)s laminates. In this second paper of four, a damage-based model is proposed which can explain the effect of cyclic tensile loading on the post-fatigue strength and stiffness of a notched laminate.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/0266-3538(92)90110-O
ISSNs: 0266-3538 (print)
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Keywords: damage prediction, fatigue damage model, notches
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 22853
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Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:42
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/22853

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