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Failure Mechanisms in Polymer Matrix Composites by E Greenhalgh, S Pinho, P Robinson

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Testing the toughness of polymer matrix composites

M.J. Laffan,     Imperial College London, UK

Abstract:

This chapter presents an overview of experimental methods of fracture toughness determination for the interlaminar and in-plane modes of failure of laminated composites. All relevant information regarding specimen configurations, testing procedures and data reduction is covered. Interlaminar fracture toughness testing is discussed with reference to the most commonly used standardised testing procedures. Methods of fracture toughness measurement for intralaminar matrix failure and translaminar fibre failure are relatively immature when compared to the interlaminar field. The most relevant sources of information available in the literature ...

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