Mixed-mode failure of composite laminates with cracks

Isaac M. Daniel*

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The behavior of quasi-isotropic graphite/epoxy laminates with cracks subjected to various biaxial-stress fields was studied experimentally. This was accomplished by uniaxial tensile loading of specimens with cracks of various orientations with the loading axis. It was found that the critical stress-intensity factor, based on a projected crack length increased by a characteristic damage dimension, is nearly constant with stress biaxiality and initial crack length.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-420
Number of pages8
JournalExperimental Mechanics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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