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Title: The mechanics of interface fracture in layered composite materials: (3) experimental assessments - macroscopic interface fractures
Authors: Harvey, Christopher M.
Eplett, M.R.
Yang, Zhaopeng
Wang, Simon
Keywords: Composite materials
Energy release rates
Experimental assessments
Fracture toughness
Mixed mode partition theory
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Chinese Society for Composite Materials
Citation: HARVEY, C.M. ... et al, 2017. The mechanics of interface fracture in layered composite materials: (3) experimental assessments - macroscopic interface fractures. 21st International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-21), Xi'an, China, 20th-25th August 2017.
Abstract: Several valuable and popular mixed mode partition theories are assessed against experimental results for the prediction of delamination toughness of fiber-reinforced laminated composites. It is shown that Wang and Harvey’s classical partition theory [1-6] gives the most accurate predictions; Davidson et al.’s non-singular field partition theory [7, 8] also gives accurate predictions; but the Wang and Harvey’s shear deformable partition theory [1-6] and the singular-field partition theory [7-10] gives poor predictions. It is concluded that the Wang and Harvey’s classical partition theory [1-6] governs macroscopic interface fractures.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25526
Publisher Link: http://www.iccm21.org/
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