Strength of Materials

, Volume 50, Issue 5, pp 800–806 | Cite as

Study on a Cracked Single-Layer 2D Woven Composite Plate: Fracture Mode and Damage Analysis

  • Y. Q. Wang
  • P. Cheng
  • X. S. Liu
  • Y. J. BaoEmail author
  • H. Gao

An experimental study and numerical calculation are conducted to investigate the crack propagation in a 2D woven composite. Crack propagation tests of single-layer composite plate specimens permit this process to be directly followed. Analysis of their fracture surfaces reveals crack propagation paths, fracture mode, and damage mechanisms. The load–deflection curve represents the crack propagation as a three-stage process. The stress intensity near the crack tip is evaluated with the critical stress intensity factor numerically calculated. The results demonstrate a good agreement between the calculations and experiment.


woven carbon fibers crack propagation fracture mode damage stress intensity factor 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51605076, Grant No. 51375068, and Grant No. 51475073), the National Key Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2014CB046504), and the Liaoning Province Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 201602171).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Q. Wang
    • 1
  • P. Cheng
    • 1
  • X. S. Liu
    • 2
  • Y. J. Bao
    • 1
    Email author
  • H. Gao
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Precision and Nontraditional Machining Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Mechanical EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  2. 2.School of Automotive EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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