Delamination growth and residual properties of cracked orthotropic laminates under tensile loading

C. Soutis, M. Kashtalyan

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    Abstract

    The expressions for the strain-energy release rate associated with local delaminations growing from the tips of angle-ply matrix cracks in orthotropic composite laminates loaded in tension are presented. The strain energy release rate and the laminate residual stiffness properties are predicted as functions of matrix-crack density and delamination length.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)13-22
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials
    Volume15
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002

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