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Title:Curvature effects on compressive failure strength of long fiber composite laminates
Author(s):Hsia, K.J.; Huang, J.Q.
Subject(s):Woven Composites
Compressive Strength
Abstract:A simple model is developed to study the compressive failure strength of woven composite laminates. Two different configurations, a flat plate under in-plane compression and a thin-walled cylindrical tube under external pressure, are considered. Two micromechanisms observed in experiments, delamination of thin layers at the inner surface for the tube and formation of kinking bands for the flat plate, are used to develop the model. An energy criterion is employed to determine the failure strength of cylindrical tube. Three nondimensional parameters, related to interlayer surface energy, initial misalignment of fibers, and the delaminated layer thickness as well as the radius of curvature of the tube, are identified as governing parameters for different failure modes. The model predictions agree well with experimental results.
Issue Date:1993-01
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 707
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:MSS 92 09309 93/01
Rights Information:Copyright 1993 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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