SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1993

Investigating the Near-Tip Fracture Behavior and Damage Characteristics in a Particulate Composite Material


In this study, the local fracture behavior and damage state near the crack tip in a particulate composite material were investigated through the use of precracked sheet specimens. The specimens were subjected to a simple incremental strain history at room temperature. During the test, a high-energy real-time X-ray system was used to record the X-ray data and the fracture process near the crack-tip region. The experimental data were analyzed and the results are discussed.

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Liu, C-T
Phillips Laboratory (AFSC), Edwards Air Force Base, CA
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Developed by Committee: E08
Pages: 668–679
DOI: 10.1520/STP24295S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5241-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1867-6