Fully reversed mode-II fatigue testing

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Composite structures for aerospace applications are constantly subjected to vibration loading from a variety of sources including aerodynamic loading and aero-engine vibration. This loading is by nature both cyclic and "fully reversed", i.e. the structure deforms both in the positive and negative senses. Fully reversed fatigue degradation needs to be better understood from a material point of view. This paper presents a novel test method for fully reversed mode-II delamination fatigue. The test has been used to study the material behaviour of laminated carbon fibre composites in fully reversed loading and its validity been investigated. First test results are presented and discussed which will help identify underlying material behaviour for future model development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
ISBN (Electronic)9783000533877
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2016 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 26 Jun 201630 Jun 2016


Conference17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2016
Abbreviated titleECCM 2016


  • Composite
  • Delamination
  • Fatigue
  • Fully reversed loading
  • Test method


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