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The role of fiber bridging in the delamination resistance of fiber-reinforced composites

Spearing, S.M. and Evans, A.G. (1992) The role of fiber bridging in the delamination resistance of fiber-reinforced composites Acta Metallurgica et Materialia, 40, (9), pp. 2191-2199. (doi:10.1016/0956-7151(92)90137-4).

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Abstract

Delamination cracks in composites may interact with misaligned or inclined fibers. Such interactions often lead to fiber bridging, which causes the nominal delamination resistance to increase as the crack extends. Substantial specimen geometry effects are also involved. An experimental investigation of the role of fiber bridging has been conducted for three different composites. The results are compared with fiber bridging models based on a softening traction law, leading to schemes for predicting trends in delamination resistance with specimen geometry and crack length. Implications for utilizing this effect to suppress the growth of delaminations are presented.

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Published date: 1992

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Local EPrints ID: 22773
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/22773
ISSN: 0956-7151
PURE UUID: 0e941edd-a506-4ea7-8ebf-50665f7cc5fd

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Date deposited: 30 Jan 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:20

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Author: S.M. Spearing
Author: A.G. Evans

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