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Tensile strength of UD-composite laminates with multiple holes

Kazemahvazi, S and Kiele, J and Zenkert, D (2010) Tensile strength of UD-composite laminates with multiple holes. Composites Science and Technology, 70. pp. 1280-1287. ISSN 0266-3538

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The residual strength of glass fibre reinforced vinyl-ester laminates with multiple holes was investigated through an experimental programme. Different types of structured hole patterns and hole densities were investigated and analysed using digital image correlation strain measuring technique. Three different failure modes could be observed when the hole patterns and the hole densities were a altered. These three failure modes were used as the foundation for a simple yet effective analytical model in order to predict the residual strength of damaged composite specimens. Finally, a number of laminates with randomly distributed holes were tested experimentally. The analytical model can predict the failure mode and failure strength of the experiments with sufficiently good fidelity. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div C > Applied Mechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:13
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2021 05:21
DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.04.005