STP1012

    Free-Edge Delamination Characteristics in S2/CE9000 Glass/Epoxy Laminates Under Static and Fatigue Loads

    Published: Jan 1989


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    Abstract

    The static and fatigue characteristics of delamination growth in the S2/CE9000 glass/epoxy laminates under cyclic loading and various environmental conditions were investigated. From the resulting data, a growth model with α = 3 × 10−5 and β = 5 was established. In the many cases reviewed in this paper, the values of α and β remain unchanged until there is a change in temperature, a change in moisture content, or a change in the R ratio.

    Keywords:

    composites, delamination, fatigue, damage, tolerance, growth model, glass/epoxy


    Author Information:

    Chan, WS
    Associate professor, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

    Wang, ASD
    Professor, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA


    Paper ID: STP10420S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP10420S


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