Quasi-static and impact damage of thermoplastic composites: Micro-macro experimental approach

Arief Yudhanto, Husam Wafai, Gilles Lubineau, R. Yaldiz, N. Verghese

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Abstract

We developed a micro-macro experimental approach to understand the damage and fracture behaviour of cross-ply thermoplastic composites subjected to out-of-plane loading. Firstly, cross-ply laminates were subjected to quasi-static loading in order to evaluate the damage pattern. Next, we performed low-velocity impact at various impact energies, and observed the damage due to impact. Since it is difficult to track the damage behaviour at plate level, we developed a micro-scale test device (micro-3-point-bending or micro-3PB) to capture the principal damage mode (transverse crack and delamination) through the use of unsymmetrical-unbalanced cross-ply laminate. We found that the physics of degradation (damage mechanism) at macro-scale can be qualitatively captured with our micro-3PB setup.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event21st International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2017 - Xi'an, China
Duration: Aug 20 2017Aug 25 2017

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2017
CountryChina
CityXi'an
Period08/20/1708/25/17

Keywords

  • Damage
  • Fracture
  • Material properties
  • Thermoplastic composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Ceramics and Composites

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