Thickness effects on fibre-bridged fatigue delamination growth in composites

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dc.contributor.author Yao, Liaojun
dc.contributor.author Cui, Hao
dc.contributor.author Alderliesten, R. C.
dc.contributor.author Sun, Yi
dc.contributor.author Guo, Licheng
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-22T13:47:42Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-22T13:47:42Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04-16
dc.identifier.citation Yao L, Cui H, Alderliesten RC, Sun Y, Guo L, Thickness effects on fibre-bridged fatigue delamination growth in composites, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Volume 110, July 2018, pp. 21-28 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1359-835X
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2018.04.015
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/13212
dc.description.abstract This paper provides an investigation on thickness effects on fibre-bridged fatigue delamination growth (FDG) in composite laminates. A modified Paris relation was employed to interpret experimental fatigue data. The results clearly demonstrated that both thickness and fibre bridging had negligible effects on FDG behaviors. Both energy principles and fractography analysis were subsequently performed to explore the physical reasons of this independence. It was found that the amount of energy release of a given crack growth was not only independent of fibre bridging, but also thickness. Fibre print was the dominant microscopic feature located on fracture surfaces, physically making the same energy dissipation during FDG. Furthermore, the present study provides extra evidence on the importance of using an appropriate similitude parameter in FDG studies. Particularly, the strain energy release rate (SERR) range applied around crack front was demonstrated as an appropriate similitude parameter for fibre-bridged FDG study. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject B. Fatigue en_UK
dc.subject B. Delamination en_UK
dc.subject Fibre bridging en_UK
dc.subject A. Polymer-matrix composites (PMCs) en_UK
dc.title Thickness effects on fibre-bridged fatigue delamination growth in composites en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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