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Evaluation of the strength of unidirectional carbon-fiber-reinforced epoxy laminates

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The elastic-deformation behavior of unidirectional carbon-fiber-reinforced epoxy laminates is investigated. The effect of operating temperature decrease to 77 K on their deformation and strength is studied. The effectiveness of prediction of stiffness and compliance parameters and load-carrying ability of laminated carbon-fiber-reinforced composites has been analyzed on the basis of mechanical characteristics of the fiber and matrix.

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Translated from Problemy Prochnosti, No. 6, pp. 95–112, November–December, 2006.

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Kucher, N.K., Zarazovskii, M.N. Evaluation of the strength of unidirectional carbon-fiber-reinforced epoxy laminates. Strength Mater 38, 637–650 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11223-006-0085-7

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Keywords

  • composite materials
  • carbon-fiber-reinforced epoxy laminates
  • effective stiffness and compliance characteristics
  • strength
  • low temperatures