Post-impact behaviour of pseudo-ductile thin-ply angle-ply hybrid composites

Alessia Prato, Marco Longana, Ambreen Hussain, Michael Wisnom

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This work experimentally explores the post-impact behaviour of thin-ply angle-ply pseudo-ductile carbon fibre laminates subjected to tensile load. Indentation and low-speed impact tests were performed on standard tensile test specimens. Non-destructive tests were used to investigate the damage propagation. Digital Image Correlation (DIC) was adopted to detect the strain distribution during tensile tests. Post-damage pseudo-ductile behaviour was retained in angle-ply hybrid composites subjected to tensile loading conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number579
Number of pages16
Issue number4
Early online date15 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2019

Structured keywords

  • Bristol Composites Institute ACCIS


  • angle-ply composites
  • pseudo-ductility
  • experimental tests
  • Digital Image Correlation
  • non-destructive analysis


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