Published: Jan 1991
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Mechanical testing of notched high-performance composites were performed in compression. The compact tension specimen is modified to be used in compression loading. It is shown that the strain energy released rate is an appropriated criteria in compression. A model of the fatigue damage zone is proposed.
composite materials, compression loading, fatigue (materials), hole effect, damage analysis, damage modeling, fracture
Assistant professor, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, Compiègne,
Professor, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM), Paris,