Damage and failure of thermoplastic laminates with layer-like and bundle-like fiber clusters

Arief Yudhanto, Gilles Lubineau, Ditho Ardiansyah Pulungan, Husam Wafai, W. Schijve, N. Verghese

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Abstract

We study the effect of fiber spatial distributions on damage and failure of thermoplastic laminates (glass/polypropylene, GF/PP). Tensile test on unidirectional laminates of [0]4 and [90]8 was performed to obtain the mechanical properties, and to observe the failure of GF/PP. To study the property degradation, load/unload tests on cross-ply laminates of [0/90n]s with different variations of n were carried out. We also propose a micromechanical framework to simulate the effect of layer-like and bundle-like clusters on the global stress-strain response of unidirectional laminate.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2015
PublisherInternational Committee on Composite MaterialsM.Wisnom@bristol.ac.uk
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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