Assistant professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
The results of an extensive experimental investigation of the fracture behavior of notched graphite/epoxy laminates are presented. Twenty-seven laminates with different stacking sequences and laminate thicknesses have been studied. The data presented herein suggest that a damage tolerant design parameter exists that is relatively independent of ply stacking sequence and laminate thickness.
Paper ID: CTR10301J