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Thermoelastic stress analysis of inhomogenous composite materials

Frühmann, R.K., Dulieu-Barton, J.M. and Quinn, S. (2007) Thermoelastic stress analysis of inhomogenous composite materials At 13th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM07). 01 - 06 Jul 2007. 8 pp.

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In this work the effect of heterogeneity in woven composite materials is considered in the context of thermoelastic stress analysis (TSA). The approach is to consider the surface of a woven laminate as a ‘patchwork’ of orthogonally orientated unidirectional fibres. Assuming a state of uniform strain, the global strains are applied locally to predict the thermoelastic response of the woven material. A Cedip Silver IR system is used for the TSA measurements with a standard 27mm lens and a high resolution G1 magnifying lens. Experimental data shows that the strain field is non-uniform and closely related to the weave pattern of the fibre reinforcement. Out of plane deformations are identified as a possible explanation for the deviation between experimental data and theory.

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Submitted date: 16 February 2007
Published date: 1 July 2007
Venue - Dates: 13th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM07), 2007-07-01 - 2007-07-06
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


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ORCID for S. Quinn: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 10 Oct 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:58

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Author: R.K. Frühmann
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