Mixed-Mode Fatigue Characteristics of Composite/Metal Interfaces
For most of structural failure in engineering structures , fracture often takes place due to a phenomenon called fatigue. Therefore, many studies about the effect of the various mode-mixities on fatigue characteristics have been performed. However, most of the former studies are about metal/metal interface or delamination of composite. In this study, the fatigue characteristics of a composite/metal interface are investigated. The fatigue tests were performed using single-leg bending (SLB) specimens bonded with composite and steel using co-cure bonding method. This paper focuses on the fatigue characteristics depending on different mode ratios (GⅡ/GT). The overall results obtained in this study show that the crack propagation rate increases with the mode Ⅱ loading component.
Akihide Saimoto and Prof. Ferri M.H.Aliabadi
S. H. Baek et al., "Mixed-Mode Fatigue Characteristics of Composite/Metal Interfaces", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 452-453, pp. 437-440, 2011