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On crack-initiation conditions for Mode I and Mode II delarnation testing of composite materials

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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Composites Science and Technology
DOI: 10.1016/S0266-3538(00)00080-4


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