WIT Press


Numerical Simulation Of Fatigue Failure In Carbon Fibre Reinforced Aluminium Alloy Laminates

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM990061

Volume

22

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,016 kb

Author(s)

TSP Austin, MM Singh, PJ Gregson, JP Dakin and PM Powell

Abstract

Hybrid laminates typically consist of alternate layers of fibre reinforced plastic and aluminium alloy. Developed for fatigue critical aerospace applications i.e. fuselage and lower wing skins, the hybrid laminates are orthotropic materials with lower density and higher strength compared to the alloy monolith. A remote sensing system reliant upon fibre optic technology has been developed to monitor the strain field encountered across composite laminae. This fibre optic system has been applied initially to the problem of characterising delamination zone development ab

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