Damage Initiation and Growth in Notched Laminates Under Reversed Cyclic Loading

C. E. Bakis, H. R. Yih, W. W. Stinchcomb, K. L. Reifsnider

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The initiation and growth of fatigue damage in notched Cycom AS4/1808 graphite/epoxy laminates were investigated experimentally. Two layups, (0/45/90/-45)s4 and (0/45/0/-45)s4, provided contrasting responses to the fully reversed fatigue loads. Full-field strains and stresses surrounding the circular notch were evaluated at several stages of fatigue life with the photoelastic coating and adiabatic thermal emission measurement techniques and were related to the corresponding damage state and residual strength, stiffness, and life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComposite Materials
Subtitle of host publicationFatigue and Fracture, Second Volume
EditorsPaul A. Lagace
PublisherASTM International
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780803111905
StatePublished - 1989
Event2nd Symposium on Composite Materials: Fatigue and Fracture - Cincinnati, United States
Duration: Apr 27 1987Apr 28 1987

Publication series

NameASTM Special Technical Publication
VolumeSTP 1012
ISSN (Print)0066-0558


Conference2nd Symposium on Composite Materials: Fatigue and Fracture
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science

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