The effects of stacking sequence on the compressive strength for sharp notched carbon/epoxy quasi-isotropic laminates were studied experimentally. Two quasi-isotropic stacking sequences with and without central 0° plies were tested to understand the significance of the double 0° ply. From the experimental results, it was found that there was no significant difference in the strengths for the two quasi-isotropic stacking sequences considered. Further analysis using X-ray computed tomography (CT) scans of the two stacking sequences found there was a difference in the extent of damage of the micro-buckled and splitting regions, particularly within the blocked double 0° plies for SS1 and the single 0° ply next to the mid-plane.
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2017|
|Event||21st International Conference on Composite Materials - Xi'an, China|
Duration: 20 Aug 2017 → 25 Aug 2017
|Conference||21st International Conference on Composite Materials|
|Period||20/08/17 → 25/08/17|
- Compression, Stacking Sequence, Sharp Notch, Quasi-Isotropic, Notched Strength
Paul, A., Xu, X., & Wisnom, M. (2017). An Experimental Investigation into the Stacking Sequence Effects of Quasi-Isotropic Carbon/Epoxy Laminates under Compressive Loads. Paper presented at 21st International Conference on Composite Materials, Xi'an, China.