Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of a Graphite/Epoxy Multidirectional Composite

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Z. Yang, C. T. Sun

School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1282

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 122(4), 428-433 (Apr 14, 2000) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1289027 History: Received February 03, 2000; Revised April 14, 2000
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Setup of an ENF specimen on a three-point bending fixture
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A typical load-deflection curve for unstable crack extension
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A typical load-deflection curve for stable crack extension
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Effect of fiber orientation on interlaminar fracture toughness
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Effects of initial crack length and friction on interlaminar fracture toughness
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Comparison of toughnesses from three data reduction methods
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Comparison of compliances from three different approaches



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