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Mode II interlaminar fracture toughness of interleaved composite materials

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1990
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Interlaminar mode II fracture toughness, GIIC, of thermoset and thermoplastic interleaved (TSI and TPI) composites were investigated over a wide range of interleaf thickness. TPI specimens had four to about seven times larger GIIC than those without an interleaf. Poor adhesion observed for some TPI specimens were likely to be due to contaminated film materials. Thermoset interleaves were less effective in enhancing the mode II fracture toughness. However, even 0.043 mm thermoset interleaves gave three times larger G$\sb{\rm IIC}$ than those without an interleaf. Estimates of the volume of the yielded material around the crack tip based on a quasi-elastic finite element approach and Irwin's model showed that the yield zone height reaches a peak value for increasing interleaf thickness for both TSI and TPI specimens. Furthermore, fracture toughness data correlates well with yield zone heights.
Title: Mode II interlaminar fracture toughness of interleaved composite materials.
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Name(s): Aksoy, Adnan.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Carlsson, Leif A., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1990
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 128 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Interlaminar mode II fracture toughness, GIIC, of thermoset and thermoplastic interleaved (TSI and TPI) composites were investigated over a wide range of interleaf thickness. TPI specimens had four to about seven times larger GIIC than those without an interleaf. Poor adhesion observed for some TPI specimens were likely to be due to contaminated film materials. Thermoset interleaves were less effective in enhancing the mode II fracture toughness. However, even 0.043 mm thermoset interleaves gave three times larger G$\sb{\rm IIC}$ than those without an interleaf. Estimates of the volume of the yielded material around the crack tip based on a quasi-elastic finite element approach and Irwin's model showed that the yield zone height reaches a peak value for increasing interleaf thickness for both TSI and TPI specimens. Furthermore, fracture toughness data correlates well with yield zone heights.
Identifier: 14594 (digitool), FADT14594 (IID), fau:11391 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.E.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1990.
Subject(s): Composite materials--Cracking
Fracture mechanics
Composite materials--Testing
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