Interlaminar tensile strength of carbon fibre-epoxy specimen size, layup and manufacturing effects

MR Wisnom, MI Jones, GFJ Hill

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Abstract

Curved beam bending tests have been carried out to measure interlaminar tensile strength of HTA/913 carbon fibre-epoxy. Scaled tests on high quality unidirectional specimens showed a size effect with a 20% reduction in strength for a factor of 4 increase in specimen dimensions. Specimens with (0/±45) layup gave similar strengths to unidirectional ones. A reduction of at least 21% was found for specimens failing in areas where manufacturing quality was not so high.
Translated title of the contributionInterlaminar tensile strength of carbon fibre-epoxy specimen size, layup and manufacturing effects
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171 - 177
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Composites Letters
Volume10(4)
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001

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