Transverse Cracking and Delamination in Cross-Ply GR/EP Composites under Dry, Saturated and Immersed Fatigue
Technical rept 1 Feb-30 Sep 97
TENNESSEE UNIV KNOXVILLE DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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Motivated by experimental observations, the finite element method is employed to model the competition between the transverse cracking and delamination modes of failure that occur in cross-ply AS43501-6 grep coupons subjected to fatigue. The results explain the extensive delaminations and reduced crack densities that arise under immersed fatigue, as compared with fatigue in air.
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