A combined tension-bending test for assessing mixed-mode delamination growth predictions

K. R. Gratz, B. D. Davidson

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Abstract

A combined tension-bending test is proposed and evaluated for use for delamination toughness testing of laminated composite. The advantage of the test is that it is simple to run and can provide simultaneous in-plane and out-of-plane loading using only a uniaxial load frame.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1994-2004
Number of pages11
JournalCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Volume3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Event42nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference and Exhibit Technical Papers - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Apr 16 2001Apr 19 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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