Mechanical and failure characterization of textile composites

Isaac M. Daniel*, Jyi Jiin Luo, Patrick M. Schubel

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Test methods were developed/adapted for complete mechanical characterization of textile composites in three dimensions [1-7]. Through-thickness tensile and compressive properties were obtained by testing short waisted blocks bonded to metal end blocks. The through-thickness shear behavior was determined using a short beam with V-notches under shear. Multiaxial states of stress were investigated by testing in-plane and through-thickness specimens under off-axis tension and compression at various orientations with the in-plane directions. Three types of failure criteria in three dimensions were investigated, limit criteria (maximum stress), fully interactive criteria (Tsai- Hill, Tsai-Wu)), and failure mode based and partially interactive criteria (Hashin-Rotem, Sun, NU). The latter, a new interlaminar failure theory developed by the authors [8,9], was found to be in excellent agreement with experimental results in the through-thickness direction, especially those involving interlaminar shear and compression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-16 - "A Giant Step Towards Environmental Awareness
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Green Composites to Aerospace"
PublisherInternational Committee on Composite Materials
ISBN (Print)9784931136052
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

Publication series

NameICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials


  • Failure theories
  • Test methods
  • Textile composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Ceramics and Composites


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