Stevanovic, Dejan; Jar, P Y (Ben); Kalyanasundaram, Shankar; Lowe, Adrian
An investigation of the influence of pre-crack conditions on the fracture behavior of a unidirectional vinyl-ester/E-glass composite has been undertaken. For this investigation, recommendations from three different testing standards for preparing double-cantilever beam (DCB) specimens were followed. For this purpose two sets of specimens were tested: a set of specimens with a blunt starter crack and the one with a fatigue pre-crack (i.e. sharp). The two sets of specimens exhibited similar...[Show more]
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