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Title: Double beam shear (DBS) as a new test method for determining interlaminar shear properties of composite laminates
Authors: Zhou, Gang
Nash, Peter
Whitaker, J.
Jones, Nicholas
Keywords: Test method
Interlaminar shear strength
Composite beam
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: European Society for Composite Materials
Citation: ZHOU, G. ...et al., 2014. Double beam shear (DBS) as a new test method for determining interlaminar shear properties of composite laminates. Presented at the 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, (ECCM 2014), Seville, 22-26th June.
Abstract: We have developed a new test method, the DBS, at Loughborough University for determining interlaminar shear (ILS) properties in a single test. Overcoming the shortcomings of SBS and Iosipescu standards, the DBS method guarantees ILS failure at one of two pure ILS sections by promoting the dominance of ILS stresses. Extensive experimental validations of the DBS have been conducted along with SBS, using different types of composite material systems, involving different lay-ups. DBS ILS strengths are accurate, reliable and significantly greater in magnitude than SBS values. In particular, the DBS method is able to produce ILS failure in some composite laminates, which are unable to fail in delamination, using the SBS standard.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21056
Publisher Link: http://www.eccm16.org/cgi.hrb?idexp=R3RAH
ISBN: 9780000000002
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Contributions (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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