An improved experimental method for characterizing dynamic delamination growth in composite structures has been developed and verified using high speed photography and explicit finite element simulation. The method is based on a three-point bending device. End notch flexure carbon fiber composite beam specimens were subjected to both quasi-static and impact rates of Mode II loading. The experimental results showed no significant strain rate dependency of the delamination fracture toughness. This important result complements the scarce and conflicting data available in the literature, and serves as a reference for calibration of numerical modeling strategies.
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|Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures
|Veröffentlicht - 23 Dez. 2014