An Experimental Study of Dropped Ply Region in Composite


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A micro mechanical study of Carbon/Epoxy composites with internally dropped plies has been made using micro-moiré interferometry. The experimental results show that there is a stress concentration region before the dropped ply. Micro cracks were initiated and propagated in this region. Two failure mechanisms in the dropped ply region were observed.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 326-328)

Edited by:

Soon-Bok Lee and Yun-Jae Kim




C. W. Zhao and Y. M. Xing, "An Experimental Study of Dropped Ply Region in Composite", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 326-328, pp. 1769-1772, 2006

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December 2006




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