Reduction of transverse shear stiffnesses of transversely cracked laminates

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Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • University of Manchester

Abstract

Transverse matrix cracking has been investigated extensively. One of the key issues in studies on this subject is stiffness reduction of laminate due to the existence of transverse cracks in the laminate. Most accounts in the literature examine the in-plane stiffnesses [1-7] with few capable of predicting the bending stiffnesses [8-10]. There has been no account available in the literature, to the best of the authors' knowledge, dealing with the reduction of transverse shear stiffnesses of transversely cracked laminates.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-16 - "A Giant Step Towards Environmental Awareness
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Green Composites to Aerospace"
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event16th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-16 - "A Giant Step Towards Environmental Awareness: From Green Composites to Aerospace" - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 8 Jul 200713 Jul 2007

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-16 - "A Giant Step Towards Environmental Awareness: From Green Composites to Aerospace"
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period8/07/0713/07/07

Keywords

  • Damage, Finite strip method, Generalised plane strain problem, Micromechanics, Transverse shear stiffness, Transversely cracked laminate