Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
N.B. This item was not published by TCD.
Fatigue and Post-Fatigue tensile behaviour of Non-Crimp stitched and unstitched Carbon/Epoxy composites
(A) Laminate (B) Fatigue Mechanical Properties
An experimental study is described in this paper dealing with the tensile-tensile fatigue and the quasi-static post-fatigue tensile behavior of a structurally stitched multi-ply carbon composite and the unstitched counterpart. The influence of the stitching on the fatigue life and on the residual post-fatigue quasi-static properties in two principal direction is investigated. The fatigue behavior of both composites is represented by Wöhler-like diagrams. The damage imparted during fatigue is studied by X-ray analyses. The residual mechanical properties of the fatigued composites after different number of cycles are compared in term of stiffness and strength. The post-fatigue quasi-static tensile tests include acoustic emission (AE) registration and full-field surface strain mapping (SM) to investigate the damage onset and development. The main conclusions of the experimental work are: the fatigue life is improved in the direction of the structural stitching and is reduced in the orthogonal direction; for the considered cyclic stress level the post-fatigue reduction of the mechanical properties is limited by the structural stitching.
Please note: There is a known bug in some browsers that causes an
error when a user tries to view large pdf file within the browser window.
If you receive the message "The file is damaged and could not be
repaired", please try one of the solutions linked below based on the
browser you are using.
Items in TARA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.