Fatigue modeling for carbon/epoxy unidirectional composites under various stress ratios considering size effects

Published on Mar 1, 2019in International Journal of Fatigue4.369
· DOI :10.1016/J.IJFATIGUE.2018.11.009
Haolong Liu5
Estimated H-index: 5
(NUAA: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics),
A. Ojha10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Ford Motor Company)
+ 6 AuthorsHaitao Cui11
Estimated H-index: 11
(NUAA: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
Abstract Fatigue tests for unidirectional (UD) CFRP composite specimens of various sizes are conducted under different stress ratios. The results show that the specimen size has considerable influence on the transverse tension-tension fatigue performance of UD laminates. The underlying fatigue mechanisms are also investigated through SEM observations. Moreover, a fatigue life prediction method considering size effects is presented, and a good correlation is observed between the prediction and the test data. Finally, to allow for an evaluation of the effects of mean stress, constant fatigue life diagrams for 0°, 10°, and 90° UD composites are established based on four-segment anisomorphic model.
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