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Some Observations on the Interlaminar Strength of Composite Laminates

  • N. J. Pagano
  • R. Byron Pipes
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Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 34)

Summary

Definition of the influence of interlaminar stresses on the failure characteristics of composite laminates may require the development of novel experimental characterization procedures. The so-called free edge problem in laminate elasticity offers a cnovenient mechanism to accomplish this purpose because of the high interlaminar stresses in the neighbourhood of a free boundary. The detailed design of a laminate specimen which can exhibit catastrophic delamination induced by interlaminar tension is presented, along with a preliminary failure hypothesis to characterize this mode of rupture and the associated experimental demonstration of the phenomena.

Keywords

Free Edge Ultimate Failure Laminate Thickness Free Body Diagram Interlaminar Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. J. Pagano
    • 1
  • R. Byron Pipes
    • 2
  1. 1.Air Force Materials LaboratoryWright-Patterson Air Force BaseUSA
  2. 2.Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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