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Prediction of fatigue life in composite materials using thermoelastic stress analysis

Dulieu-Barton, J.M. and Emery, T.R. (2008) Prediction of fatigue life in composite materials using thermoelastic stress analysis At 17th European Congress on Fracture (ECF17). 02 - 05 Sep 2008. 8 pp.

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Thermoelastic Stress Analysis (TSA) is developed to provide a prediction of fatigue life in glass reinforced polymers. A test specimens has been designed to promote cracking and a methodology is defined that allows the measurement of the strain in the damaged region. It is shown that a TSA approach can evaluate fibre breakage, matrix cracking and delamination damage. A strain based metric is established based on calibrated data obtained from the TSA, which can be used to assess the condition of a component throughout its fatigue life.

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Published date: 15 September 2008
Venue - Dates: 17th European Congress on Fracture (ECF17), 2008-09-02 - 2008-09-05
Keywords: Fatigue life, Cross-ply laminates, Thermoelastic stress analysis (TSA)
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


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PURE UUID: 983bc407-96f0-4acd-afbd-262fa21d8245

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Date deposited: 14 Sep 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:17

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