Effect of Finite Width on Deflection and Energy Release Rate of an Orthotropic Double Cantilever Specimen

B. D. Davidson, R. A. Schapery

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Abstract

The problem of an orthotropic cantilevered plate subjected to a uniformly distributed end load is solved by the Rayleigh-Ritz energy method. The result is applied to laminated composite, double cantilevered specimens to estimate the effect of crack tip constraint on the transverse curvature, deflection and energy release rate. The solution is also utilized to determine finite width correction factors for fracture energy characterization tests in which neither plane stress nor plane strain conditions apply.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)640-656
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Composite Materials
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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