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Size and scale effects in composites: II. Unidirectional laminates

Sutherland, L.S., Shenoi, R.A. and Lewis, S.M. (1999) Size and scale effects in composites: II. Unidirectional laminates Composites Science and Technology, 59, (2), pp. 221-233. (doi:10.1016/S0266-3538(98)00083-9).

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This paper is concerned with the scale and size effects in the strength characterisation of composite materials with particular reference to hand laid-up unidirectional laminates. Attention has been focused on the tensile and flexural strengths of glass/epoxy and carbon/epoxy laminates. The experiments have been designed through the use of statistical, factorial-based techniques, whereby a more comprehensive analysis of the inter-relationship between different parameters and their influence on strength can be made. The work highlights the importance of fabrication factors and the distinguishing difference between scale effects and size effects.

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Published date: 1999
Keywords: scale effects, size effects, frp, composites, dimensional analysis, weibull analysis, factorial experiments
Organisations: Statistics


Local EPrints ID: 30064
ISSN: 0266-3538
PURE UUID: 3f850a72-e434-4347-8566-2409eb160c55

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Date deposited: 19 Mar 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:55

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Author: L.S. Sutherland
Author: R.A. Shenoi
Author: S.M. Lewis

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