Journal Published Online: 01 June 1990
Volume 12, Issue 2

Failure Analysis of Composite Laminates with Free Edge



A failure theory which combines classical lamination theory with free-edge interlaminar stress was employed to predict the strength of laminates with free edges. Laminates studied were [±θ]2s angle-ply laminates, [±θ/90]s laminates, and fiber-dominated π/4 laminates. The present theory was capable of predicting failure loads for [±θ]2s and [±θ/90]s laminates as well as delamination on-set loads for π/4 laminates.

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Zhou, SG
Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian, Shanxi, People's Republic of China
Sun, CT
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
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Stock #: CTR10184J
ISSN: 0884-6804
DOI: 10.1520/CTR10184J