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Influence of woven ply degradation on fatigue crack growth in thin notched composites under tensile loading

Bizeul, Matthieu and Bouvet, Christophe and Barrau, Jean-Jacques and Cuenca, Rémy Influence of woven ply degradation on fatigue crack growth in thin notched composites under tensile loading. (2010) International Journal of Fatigue, 32 (1). 60-65. ISSN 0142-1123

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2009.01.010


This paper deals with the fatigue of the through the-thickness crack propagation in thin notched composite laminates made of two glass woven plies. It highlights the different crack growths between warp and weft directions of the woven ply. Experimental results show a decrease of the crack growth rate per cycle with the increase of the crack initiation time. Moreover, it has been shown that it is necessary to take into account the fatigue damage of the woven plies in term of loss of rigidity in the initiation phase. The fatigue crack growth rates are then quantified using Paris law type equations and linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM).

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Elsevier websitse: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2009.01.010
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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux - IMT Mines Albi (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > EADS - Eurocopter (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:15 Jul 2009 13:32

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