Compston, Paul; Jar, P Y (Ben); Burchill, P J; Takahashi, K.
Glass-fibre-reinforced composites are increasingly used for structural applications. However, like high-performance carbon-fibre composites, they are susceptible to mode-II-dominated delamination. In response to this problem, this paper investigates the effect of matrix toughness and loading rate on the mode-II interlaminar fracture toughness (GIIc) of unidirectional glass-fibre composites with brittle and rubber-toughened vinyl ester matrices. Mode II tests were conducted σn end-notch-flexure...[Show more]
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