Trans-laminar fracture toughness was measured in a series of centre-notched quasi-isotropic IM7/8552 carbon/epoxy laminates with scaled specimens of thickness between 2 and 8 mm. The aim was to find out if there is a transition laminate thickness at which there is a change in fracture toughness. No dependency on specimen thickness was found for specimens with 12.7 mm and 25.4 mm centre notches. There is a discrepancy compared with the findings of the previous literature. The potential causes are discussed.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the American Society for Composites 2016
|Subtitle of host publication
|Thirty-First Technical Conference on Composite Materials
|Barry D Davidson, James G Ratcliffe, Michael W Czabaj
|DEStech Publications, Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - Oct 2016
| 31st Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites: ASC 2016 - Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg , United States
Duration: 19 Sept 2016 → 21 Sept 2016
|31st Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites
|19/09/16 → 21/09/16