Researching the Processes Leading to the Failure of Composite Sandwich Structures
To study the development and distribution of strain in composite sandwich panels when subjected to four-point flexure and the failure processes as they occur.
To relate the onset of failure processes in producing delamination and other types of failure.
To develop the use of DIC and other methods to assist in evaluating the integrity of different types of composite sandwich structure and also for in-service monitoring of these panels.
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