Prediction of Mixed Mode Crack Propagation Direction in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Plate


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A newly developed Z-fracture criterion is introduced in this paper by introducing the new concepts of in-plane dilatational strain energy density factor, in-plane average strain and reciprocal function. The Z-fracture criterion is applied to predict the mixed mode crack propagating direction in carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CRP) plate. The test results show that the Z-fracture criterion can be successfully used to predict the mixed mode crack propagation direction in CRP plate.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 324-325)

Edited by:

M.H. Aliabadi, Qingfen Li, Li Li and F.-G. Buchholz




S. Q. Zhang et al., "Prediction of Mixed Mode Crack Propagation Direction in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Plate ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 324-325, pp. 271-274, 2006

Online since:

November 2006




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