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The effects of sub-critical damage on the notched strength of carbon fibre composites

Geoffrey Matthew Webb

The effects of sub-critical damage on the notched strength of carbon fibre composites

by Geoffrey Matthew Webb

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Published by National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada in Ottawa .
Written in English


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SeriesCanadian theses = Thèses canadiennes
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination2 microfiches : negative.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14754634M
ISBN 100315786175
OCLC/WorldCa30357110

Size scaling effects are also studied by traditional fracture models and the material property degradation method–cohesive element approach, significantly revealing a trend in strength reduction of notched composites with increasing specimen size. The predictions are compared with the experimental results and reasonably good agreement is.   Composites are just things made from combining the qualities of different materials to complement weakness or strength. In the case of carbon fiber, fiberglass, Kevlar, and other such textiles, the composite in question is known as an FRP (Fiber Reinforced Polymer). In an FRP, cloth is used to bolster the structural rigidity of a resin substrate.

Carbon fiber (also known as carbon fibre) stands out in the materials world as one of the strongest and most lightweight materials on the market. Five times stronger than steel and one third its weight, carbon fiber composites are ideal for any application that requires strength, durability, light weight and speed. Carbon fiber (also known as carbon fibre) is one of the strongest and most lightweight materials available on the market today. Five times stronger than steel and one third its weight, carbon fiber composites are often used in aerospace and aviation, robotics, racing, and a .

This paper focuses on the self-sensing ability of continuous carbon fibers to sense strain and damage. Indeed, as carbon fibers and their polymer-matrix composites are electrically conductive materials, they may function themselves as sensor of strain by considering the relationships between their electrical and mechanical behavior [1,8,9,10, A study has been made of the effect of prior damage on the tensile strength and toughness of a number of carbon and glass fibre reinforced plastics materials. This prior damage was introduced by tension fatigue cycling, by transverse compression, by repeated impact, and by stress corrosion.


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The effects of sub-critical damage on the notched strength of carbon fibre composites by Geoffrey Matthew Webb Download PDF EPUB FB2

Notched (0°, +/−45°) carbon fibre composites containing load-bearing unidirectional (0°) and (+/−45°)woven plies were subjected to reversed axial fatigue loading (R = −1). Fatigue data were obtained in the form of an S—N curve. Fatigue damage development was studied using C-scan, X-ray radiography, optical microscopy and by: 6.

Several destructive and non-destructive methods were used to study the effect of ab sorbed moisture and/or heat on the tension-compression fatigue properties of notched, 0°/±45°, carbon fiber reinf Cited by: Simple analytical criteria for determining notched strength were found to be accurate for fibre failure in the absence of extensive sub-critical damage, but could not account for those conditions.

The previously published experimental results cover an extensive program investigating the extent of the size effect on open hole tensile strength. Quasi-isotropic [45/90/ − 45/0] s carbon fibre/epoxy (IM7/) specimens with a centrally located circular hole were tested in tension.

Specimens were scaled from the baseline specimen size by a factor of 2 each time, up to a maximum Cited by: Full Article: This paper presents an analytical model for size effects on the longitudinal tensile strength of composite fibre bundles. The strength of individual fibres is modelled by a Weibull distribution, while the matrix (or fibre–matrix interface) is represented through a perfectly– plastic shear–lag model.

Carbon fibre composites get their strength from long, precisely aligned carbon fibres, fixed within a glue-like polymer that is cured at high temperatures and pressures. Once cured, most of. Abstract. The effect of specimen gauge section (length x width) was investigated on the compressive behaviour of a T/C [45//0/90] 3$ carbon fibre-epoxy laminate.

A modified Imperial College compression test fixture was used together with an anti-buckling device to test 3 mm thick specimens with a 30×30, 50×50, 70×70, and 90mm×90 mm gauge length by width section. An extensive experimental program has been performed to investigate the effect of scaling on the tensile strength of notched composites.

Hole diameter, ply and laminate thickness, were investigated as the independent variables, whilst keeping constant ratios of hole diameter to width and length, over a scaling range of 8 from the baseline size.

Numerical modelling of scaled centre-notched [45/90/−45/0] 4s carbon/epoxy laminates was carried out. The in-plane dimensions of the models were scaled up by a factor of up to A Finite Element (FE) method using the explicit code LS-Dyna was applied to study the progressive damage development at the notch tips.

The effect of radius of curvature on the tensile notched strength of random short carbon fibre/epoxy composites containing 1, 5 and 15 mm length fibres is studied.

A carbon fiber bicycle will easily run in the thousands of dollars, and its use in automotive is still limited to exotic racing cars. Carbon fiber is popular in these items and others are due to its weight-to-strength ratio and its resistance to flame, so much so that there is a market for synthetics that look like carbon.

Fatigue Damage Evolution in Notched Composite Plates Modeling of Fatigue Damage Evolution in Composite Multilayered Cylindrical Shells Numerical and Experimental Investigations on the Micro Damage Accumulation and Its Effects on the Longitudinal Compressive Strength of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) Under Fatigue Loading.

Example: Effect of plasticity on. Consider a straight sample containing a hole, as illustrated in Figure If the material behaviour would be linear elastic until failure, like for example carbon fibre composite, this sample would fail when, which means that the gross strength of failure is equal to.

Size effects in the longitudinal tensile strength of UD carbon-epoxy composites. (a) Size effect in the strength of composite bundles of constant length but different filament counts (Okabe and Takeda, ). (b) Size effect in the strength of scaled UD composites measured in tapered specimens especially designed to fail in the gauge section.

Damage classification in carbon fibre composites using acoustic emission: A comparison of three techniques because the matrix stiffness has a bearing on the compressive strength of composite materials Ph.

Bonniau, A.R. BunsellFailure mechanism discrimination in carbon fibre-reinforced epoxy composites. Composites, 14 (4) (), pp. The effect of subcritical damage on the notched strength of cross-ply graphite-epoxy specimens has been studied using C/T laminates.

Damage was monitored using quasi-real-time radiography. (ii) 90o specimens such that the notch-plane is aligned with the fibre direction. The 0o specimens underwent splitting of the 0° plies at the notch root thereby relieving the stress concentration.

An additional damage zone advanced from each notch root across the ligament; this damage comprised interfacial microcracks between fibres and matrix. Keywords: Carbon fibre-epoxy laminates, static compression, fibre microbukling, notch sensitivity, cohesive zone model, compressive strength prediction.

Introduction Compressive failure of fibre composites has been studied by many researchers, more so since the identification of these materials as potential candidates for use in aerospace. Epaarachchi JA and Clausen PD (), A new approach to a fatigue damage model for glass-fibre reinforced plastic composites.

In: Hui D (ed), Proc of 7th Int Conf on Composites Engineering (ICCE/7), Denver CO, 2–8 July– When combined with a resin and wound or molded to form composite materials, a high strength to weight ratio is achieved.

Health effects of carbon fibre exposure. The principal health hazards of carbon fibre handling are due to mechanical irritation and abrasion similar to that of glass fibres. Carbon fibres are easily broken by stretching.

Fibres.- "Effect of carbon fiber properties on carbon fiber reinforced plastic strength".- "The tensile strength of single carbon fibres of high-strain type".- "Statistical evaluation of the strength behavior of thin fibre monofilaments for the characterization of fibre reinforced composites".- "A study of the distribution of fiber fragment.Glass/epoxy, carbon/epoxy and hybrid (glass-carbon/epoxy) composites are subjected to quasi-static to high strain rate ( s⁻¹) studies to obtain the tensile strength.The effect of laminate lay-up upon the evolution of damage and upon the multi-axial failure locus of notched carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) panels is investigated experimentally and numerically.

The proportion of 0° plies and ±45° plies is varied, and combined tensile and.