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Three Stages of Fatigue Crack Growth in GFRP Composite Laminates

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Jie Tong

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Portsmouth, Anglesea Road, Portsmouth PO1 3DJ, United Kingdom

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 123(1), 139-143 (Feb 13, 2000) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1286234 History: Received October 11, 1999; Revised February 13, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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A schematic of off-axis fatigue crack growth in a quasi-isotropic laminate
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Three stages of fatigue crack growth pattern in GFRP composite laminates. Stage I: Initiation and transient crack growth (1/S≈0,a<2d,d=ply thickness). Stage II: Steady-state crack growth (SSCG), da/dN=C. Stage III: Crack interaction (S<5d) and saturation (S≈d,da/dN→0).
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Onset of matrix cracks in 90, −45, and +45 deg plies of (0/90/±45)S laminates under cyclic loading
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Individual steady-state crack growth as a function of number of fatigue cycles in (a) 90 deg plies and (b) +45 deg plies
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Matrix crack densities as a function of number of fatigue cycles for (0/90/±45)S laminates at three stress levels (σth=84 MPa)
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Fatigue crack growth rates in 90 deg plies as a function of crack spacing S
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(a) Normalized compliance change due to 90 deg cracking for (0/90)S,(0/90/±45)S and (±45/90)S laminates; (b) normalized compliance change rate due to 90 deg cracking for (0/90)S,(0/90/±45)S and (±45/90)S laminates.
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Fatigue crack growth rates in 90 and +45 deg plies as a function of total strain energy release rates

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