Journal Published Online: 01 September 1985
Volume 7, Issue 3

A Damage Tolerant Design Parameter for Graphite/Epoxy Laminated Composites



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.

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Harris, CE
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Morris, DH
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
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ISSN: 0884-6804
DOI: 10.1520/CTR10301J