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Influence of loading rate on the interfacial fracture toughness of a polyamide-based fiber-metal laminate

Compston, Paul; Cantwell, Wesley J; Jones, N


The effect of loading rate on the interfacial fracture toughness of a glass-fiber/polyamide fiber-metal laminates (FMLs) was studied. Impact testing was conducted at 3 m/s using a drop weight impact machine with a striker of mass 2.6 kg. Overall, although the results and differences in failure mode suggest a viscoelastic response in the film adhesive, the outcome is a positive effect on the interfacial fracture toughness.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Materials Science Letters
DOI: 10.1023/A:1014955101128


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