Analysis of Fracture Processes in Cross-Ply Laminates

  • J.-M. Berthelot


Cross-ply laminates are constituted of unidirectional fibre layers oriented alternatively at 0° and 90°.


Finite Element Analysis Fatigue Test Crack Density Transverse Crack Matrix Crack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-M. Berthelot
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  1. 1.Institut d’Acoustique et de Mécanique, Groupe Composites et Structures MécaniquesUniversité du MaineLe Mans CedexFrance

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