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Structural Engineering and Mechanics   Volume 25, Number 6, April20 2007, pages 733-751
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/sem.2007.25.6.733
 
Interlaminar stresses and delamination of composite laminates under extension and bending
Tien Duong Nguyen and Dang Hung Nguyen

 
Abstract     [Buy Article]
    The metis element method (Hung 1978) has been applied to analyse free edge interlaminar stresses and delamination in composite laminates, which are subjected to extension and bending. The paper recalls Lekhnitskii?s solution for generalized plane strain state of composite laminate and Wang?s singular solution for determination of stress singularity order and of eigen coefficients Cm for delamination problem. Then the formulae of metis displacement finite element in two-dimensional problem are established. Computation of the stress intensity factors and the energy release rates are presented in details. The energy release rate, G, is computed by Irwin?s virtual crack technique using metis elements. Finally, results of interlaminar stresses, the three stress intensity factors and the energy release rates for delamination crack in composite laminates under extension and bending are illustrated and compared with
the literature to demonstrate the efficiency of the present method.
 
Key Words
    finite element method; interlaminar stresses; composite laminate; delamination; extension; bending.
 
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Tien Duong Nguyen; Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam, No 1, Dai Co Viet St., Hanoi, Vietnam
Dang Hung Nguyen; LTAS . Fracture Mechanics, University of Liege, Belgium Institut de Mecanique et Genie Civil, Bat. B52/3, Chemin des Chevreuils 1, B-4000 Liege, Belgium
 

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