Fatigue behaviour and damage characterization of quasi-isotropic carbon/epoxy laminates

N. H. Padmaraj, K. Dayananda Pai, Shreepannaga Shreepannaga, M. Vijaya Kini

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The present research work focuses on understanding the tension-tension fatigue durability of autoclave cured carbon/epoxy quasi-isotropic laminates. Based on the experimental results, S-N curve and stiffness degradation behaviour were developed. Damage growth mechanisms were studied based on the energy dissipated in each loading cycle at different stress levels. C-Scan and Scanning Electron Microscope were used to characterize the micro-crack growth and nature of fatigue failure. A bilinear trend was observed in the stress–strain curve with the failure of 90° oriented fibres in the initial phase followed by 0° oriented fibres. The energy dissipated and damage growth of the laminates at different stress levels followed a characteristic damage state curve. The C-Scan images showed the initiation of cracks on the specimen edges and propagating towards the center in the transverse direction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2077680
JournalCogent Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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