The Initiation and Growth of Delaminations Induced by Matrix Microcracks in Laminated Composites

Abstract

A recent variational mechanics analysis of microcracking damage in cross-ply laminates of the form [(S)/90n]s, where (S) is any orthotropic sublaminate much stiffer than [90n], has been extended to account for the presence of delaminations emanating from the tips of microcracks in the [902n]T sublaminate. The new two-dimensional stress analysis is used to… (More)

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@inproceedings{Nairn1992TheIA, title={The Initiation and Growth of Delaminations Induced by Matrix Microcracks in Laminated Composites}, author={Jacqueline Nairn and S. Hu}, year={1992} }