The current research aims to develop an in-situ CT scanning method to characterise Mode I trans-laminar fracture properties such as R-curves in a single continuous test. The R-curve measured using in-situ CT scans is applied with the Virtual Crack Closure Technique (VCCT) for the failure prediction of another notch configuration. A test panel was manufactured at JAXA through Vacuum assisted Resin Transfer Moulding (VaRTM). The material used was biaxial carbon Non-Crimp Fabric (NCF) with a stacking sequence of [(45/-45)/(0/90)]2s. The geometry is in accordance with the ASTM E1922 standard. The in-situ CT scans are conducted in JAXA.
|Publication status||Published - 20 Sep 2019|
|Event||7th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Mechanical Response of Composites - University of Girona, Girona, Spain|
Duration: 18 Sep 2019 → 20 Sep 2019
|Conference||7th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Mechanical Response of Composites|
|Period||18/09/19 → 20/09/19|
Sun, X., Shin-ichi, T., Wisnom, M. R., & Xu, X. (2019). Predicting trans-laminar fracture using VCCT and in-situ CT scans. Abstract from 7th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Mechanical Response of Composites, Girona, Spain.