Static and Fatigue Biaxial Testing of Fiber Composites Using Thin Walled Tubular Specimens

  • Tresna P. Soemardi
  • Dawei Lai
  • Claude Bathias
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


A design and analysis of a multiaxial fatigue system employed for the testing of high performance continous fiber laminates are presented. A multiaxial laminate specimen based on axial-force and torsion loading of a thin walled tube has been developed which is appropriate for static and fatigue biaxial testing. The room temperature static biaxial tests and R=-1 fatigue biaxial tests at 1 Hz are also reported. In addition recent results on the biaxial failure of glass fiber/epoxy [0°] and [±45°]s tubes are presented and compared with theoretical failure envelopes.


Biaxial Loading Biaxial Test Fiber Failure Tubular Specimen Multiaxial Fatigue 
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  • Tresna P. Soemardi
  • Dawei Lai
  • Claude Bathias

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