Mechanisms of internal damage and their effect on the behaviour and properties of cross-ply composite laminates

Maria Kashtalyan, C. Soutis

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Abstract

This paper is a review of experimental and theoretical studies into the damage mechanisms in glass/epoxy and carbon/epoxy cross-ply composite laminates subjected to static or cyclic loading and their influence on the behavior and stiffness properties of such laminates. How the equivalent-constraint model is applied to the analysis of cross-ply laminates with transverse and longitudinal matrix cracks and crack-tip delaminations is shown and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-657
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Applied Mechanics
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2002

Keywords

  • TRANSVERSE MATRIX CRACKS
  • THERMOMECHANICAL CONSTITUTIVE THEORY
  • SHORT-TERM MICRODAMAGEABILITY
  • ENERGY RELEASE RATE
  • STIFFNESS REDUCTION
  • VARIATIONAL APPROACH
  • ELASTIC COMPOSITES
  • DISTRIBUTED DAMAGE
  • LOCAL DELAMINATION
  • THERMAL-EXPANSION

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