Delamination growth and residual properties of cracked orthotropic laminates under tensile loading

C. Soutis, M. Kashtalyan

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The expressions for the strain-energy release rate associated with local delaminations growing from the tips of angle-ply matrix cracks in orthotropic composite laminates loaded in tension are presented. The strain energy release rate and the laminate residual stiffness properties are predicted as functions of matrix-crack density and delamination length.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-22
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002


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