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Micromechanical Modeling Of Damage Initiation In Glass/epoxy Laminates

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/LD940371

Volume

6

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

887 kb

Author(s)

Ph. Seeleuthner, J. Bai, D. Baptiste & D. Francois

Abstract

Micromechanical modeling of damage initiation in glass/epoxy laminates Ph. Seeleuthner," J. Bai,* D. Baptiste/ D. Francois" * Ecole Centrale Paris, Laboratoire MSS/MAT, CNRS URA 850, Grande voie des Vignes, 92295 Chdtenay-Malabry, France * Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Arts et Metiers, LM3 CNRS URA 1219, 151, Boulevard de VHopital, 75013 Paris, France INTRODUCTION The good corrosion resistance and strength of glass reinforced epoxy pipework has led to increasing uses in the nuclear, chemical and other industries. The majority of those uses involves internal pressure and axial loading. Efforts are still needed to improve the understanding of the mechanical conditions of damage initiation and its evolution for different winding angles. This is equivalent to the case where hoop-to-axial stress ratio varies for a composite of given winding angle. The most likely damage initiation sites are the fiber-matrix interface and the microstructural defects. The determin

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