Assessment of foam fracture in sandwich beams using thermoelastic stress analysis


Dulieu-Barton, J.M., Berggreen, C. and Mettemberg, C. (2009) Assessment of foam fracture in sandwich beams using thermoelastic stress analysis. In, 17th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM17), Edinburgh, UK, 27 - 31 Jul 2009. London, UK, IOM Communications Ltd.10pp.

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Thermoelastic Stress Analysis (TSA) has been well established for determining crack-tip parameters in metallic materials. This paper examines its ability to determine accurately the crack-tip parameters for PVC foam used in sandwich structures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Composite sandwich structures, RFI, TSA, full scale testing, PVC foam
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 68658
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:48
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/68658

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