Title

Effects of Interleaves on Fracture of Laminated Composites: Part I-Analysis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1990

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2888298

Abstract

The influence of placing interleaves between fiber-reinforced plies in multilayered composite laminates is investigated. The geometry of the composite is idealized as a two-dimensional, isotropic, linearly elastic media consisting of a damaged layer bonded between two half-planes and separated by thin interleaves of low extensional and shear moduli. The damage in the layer is taken in the form of a symmetric crack perpendicular to the interface. The case of an H-shaped crack in the form of a broken layer with delamination along the interface is also analyzed. Fourier integral transform techniques are used to develop the solutions in terms of singular integral equations.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Applied Mechanics, v. 57, issue 1, p. 168-174

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