Experimental Tests of Fatigue Induced Delamination in Gfrp and Cfrp Laminates

  • D. Tumino
  • G. Catalanotti
  • F. Cappello
  • B. Zuccarello
Conference paper

Abstract

This work deals with the experimental analysis of the delamination phenomena in various composite materials under different loading conditions. Quasi-static and fatigue tests are performed on specimens made of glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP) and carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). In particular, under both quasi-static and fatigue loading, single fracture modes I and II (using standard DCB and ENF test configurations) and mixed modes I+II (using the MMB test configuration) with several mode mixtures, have been analysed. Further experiments of delamination growth with mode mixture that varies with the crack length, will be performed.

Keywords

Fatigue Resi GFRP 

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Copyright information

© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Tumino
    • 1
  • G. Catalanotti
    • 1
  • F. Cappello
    • 1
  • B. Zuccarello
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MeccanicaUniversità degli Studi di Palermo Viale delie ScienzeItaly

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