Journal Published Online: 01 January 1980
Volume 2, Issue 1

Influence of Penetrants Used in X-Ray Radiography on Compression Fatigue Life of Graphite/Epoxy Laminates



Compression fatigue of composites has attracted considerable interest in recent years. It has been established that, unlike metallic structures, compression fatigue of composites is an important design consideration. There is significant life reduction for both tension-compression and compression-compression loading when compared to tension-tension loading. The fatigue failures are generally accompanied by progressive delaminations, fiber splitting, and fiber buckling.

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Ratwani, MM
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ISSN: 0884-6804
DOI: 10.1520/CTR10693J