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The influence of Loading rate on the Mode III Fracture Properties of Adhesively Bonded Composites

Pennas, D.; Cantwell, W; Compston, Paul


The Mode III interlaminar fracture properties, GIIIc, of an adhesively-bonded glass/epoxy composite are investigated over a wide range of crosshead displacement rates, using the edge crack torsion (ECT) test geometry. The ECT test fixture has been modified to conduct impact testing on these bonded materials. Tests on all of the samples highlighted a significant crack length dependency with the value of GIIIc increasing rapidly with increasing crack length. Tests were also undertaken on the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
DOI: 10.1177/0731684408090716


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