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dc.contributor.authorNouri, Hedi
dc.contributor.authorLubineau, Gilles
dc.contributor.authorTraudes, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:36:08Z
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:36:08Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.issn02638223
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.06.026
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563116
dc.description.abstractWhen subjected to in-plane loading, carbon-fiber laminates experience diffuse damage and transverse cracking, two major mechanisms of degradation. Here, we investigate the effect of pre-existing diffuse damage on the evolution of transverse cracking. We shear-loaded carbon fiber-epoxy pre-preg samples at various load levels to generate controlled configurations of diffuse damage. We then transversely loaded these samples while monitoring the multiplication of cracking by X-ray radiography. We found that diffuse damage has a great effect on the transverse cracking process. We derived a modified effective transverse cracking toughness measure, which enabled a better definition of coupled transverse cracking/diffuse damage in advanced computational models for damage prediction. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.subjectA. Carbon fibers
dc.subjectA. Laminate
dc.subjectB. Interface
dc.subjectC. Damage
dc.subjectC. Transverse cracking
dc.subjectComputed tomography
dc.titleAn experimental investigation of the effect of shear-induced diffuse damage on transverse cracking in carbon-fiber reinforced laminates
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentComposite and Heterogeneous Material Analysis and Simulation Laboratory (COHMAS)
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.identifier.journalComposite Structures
kaust.personNouri, Hedi
kaust.personLubineau, Gilles
kaust.personTraudes, Daniel


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