Abstract

The bridging behaviour of single, inclined Z-pin specimens is studied under Mode I, Mode II and Mixed-Mode loading conditions. The results show that increasing the insertion angle from 0 to 45 degrees has the effect of increasing the delamination resistance by a factor of two under Mode II and Mixed-Mode I/II loading. However, inclined Z-pins have adverse effects on the energy absorbed under Mode I loading.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
ISBN (Print)9780000000002
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014 - Seville, Spain
Duration: 22 Jun 201426 Jun 2014

Conference

Conference16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period22/06/1426/06/14

Structured keywords

  • Composites UTC

Keywords

  • Bridging forces
  • Inclined insertion
  • Z-pins

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