Dulieu-Barton, J.M. and Emery, T.R.
Prediction of fatigue life in composite materials using thermoelastic stress analysis
At 17th European Congress on Fracture (ECF17).
02 - 05 Sep 2008.
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.
Conference or Workshop Item
|Venue - Dates:
||17th European Congress on Fracture (ECF17), 2008-09-02 - 2008-09-05
||Fatigue life, Cross-ply laminates, Thermoelastic stress analysis (TSA)
||Fluid Structure Interactions Group
|15 September 2008||Published|
||14 Sep 2009
||18 Apr 2017 21:23
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