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

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Original languageEnglish
Article number579
Number of pages16
Issue number4
Early online date15 Feb 2019
DateAccepted/In press - 11 Feb 2019
DateE-pub ahead of print - 15 Feb 2019
DatePublished (current) - Feb 2019


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.

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  • Bristol Composites Institute ACCIS

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

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