A Review of Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture of Fibre-Reinforced Composites.
Structures technical memo.,
AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)
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A review of the limited number of papers in the literature on multiaxial fatigue and fracture of fibre-reinforced composites has shown that biaxial stress states can have a significant effect on both the fatigue and fracture properties of these materials. In addition, none of the presently available failure theories for composites agrees with the observed experimental results with sufficient accuracy to be confidently used for design purposes. Keywords Multiaxial stress, Fracture strength, Fatigue life, Fatigue limit, Fibre reinforced composites, Australia.
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