Tensile Behavior of Textile Reinforced Flexible Composites with Single Edge Notch (SEN) under Static Solicitation
For industrial applications, many of the damage of textile reinforced flexible composites are due to growth of the defects coming from manufacturing process or generation by static or dynamic load prior to failure. Hence, this work attempt to investigate on tensile behavior and damage initiation mechanisms in woven fabric reinforced flexible composite with single edge notch (SEN) subjected to mono-axial loading. Tensile tests were conducted with a notch depth of 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20mm, respectively. Damage mechanisms have been described and tensile strength, energy absorption was also expressed. Experimental results indicate that the failure progressive in the textile reinforced flexible composite was quite complex and tested material demonstrated significant notch sensitivity.
Z. X. Wang et al., "Tensile Behavior of Textile Reinforced Flexible Composites with Single Edge Notch (SEN) under Static Solicitation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 311-313, pp. 205-209, 2011