Journal Published Online: 01 April 1984
Volume 6, Issue 1

Damage Development Near the Edges of a Composite Specimen During Quasi-static and Fatigue Loading



The replication technique is a method of following the damage development at the edge of a specimen during a load history. The observation of the edge replica in the scanning electron microscope makes it possible to observe micro-details during the damage development. Fracture of 0° fibers could be observed at the edge surface of [0, ± 45, 0]2s and [0, 90, 0, 90]2s laminates after monotonic and cyclic loading. A documentation and explanation of the formation and development of the 0° fiber fracture is given.

Author Information

Schulte, K
Deutsche Forschungs- und Versuchsanstalt für Luftund Raumfahrt e.V., Institut fur Werkstoff-Forschung, Köln 90, West Germany
Stinchcomb, WW
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
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ISSN: 0884-6804
DOI: 10.1520/CTR10876J