Fracture mechanics based total fatigue life behavior for stitch-bonded polymer matrix composites

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Abstract

Stitch-bonded biaxial polymer matrix composite is a compromise between unidirectional composite and woven composite materials. In this paper, fatigue delamination behavior of stitch-bonded biaxial polymer matrix composites was investigated. The delamination growth rate in three domains of subcritical, linear, and unstable growth rate were studied. The effects of increased fracture resistance due to fiber bridging, multiple cracks, separation, and matrix cracking were considered in fatigue behavior of the composite. The fatigue onset life test was conducted to determine the threshold energy release rate. The total life delamination growth rate of stitch-bonded polymer matrix composites was characterized and presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Aerodynamics
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)9780791856178
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
EventASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 15 2013Nov 21 2013

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/15/1311/21/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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