Volume 1, Issue 8 (September 2004)

    Degradation Parameters and Two-Stress Block Fatigue of Angle-Ply Carbon Fiber Reinforced Epoxy

    (Received 14 June 2002; accepted 4 March 2003)

    Published Online: 2004

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    Experimental studies on carbon/epoxy angle-ply laminates were conducted to prove different variables for their suitability as degradation parameters and to investigate frequency and load sequence effects. Within the investigated limits, the material did not behave in a frequency dependent manner. Although different damage mechanisms dominate at R = 0.1 and R = −1, the same degradation of fatigue strength per life decade was found. The variation of longitudinal stiffness and Poisson's ratio during fatigue life (the latter being considered superior to detect delaminations) exhibited load dependent characteristics. Under two-stress block fatigue, a significant effect of the load sequence on the fatigue life was found and different mechanisms were discussed.


    Author Information:

    Petermann, J
    Graduate Research Assistants and Professor, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Polymers & Composites, Hamburg,

    Hinz, S
    Graduate Research Assistants and Professor, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Polymers & Composites, Hamburg,

    Schulte, K
    Graduate Research Assistants and Professor, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Polymers & Composites, Hamburg,


    Stock #: JAI19030

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI19030

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    Title Degradation Parameters and Two-Stress Block Fatigue of Angle-Ply Carbon Fiber Reinforced Epoxy
    Symposium Fatigue Testing and Analysis Under Variable Amplitude Loading Conditions, 2002-05-31
    Committee E08