Title

Development of stress field equations and determination of stress intensity factor during dynamic fracture of orthotropic composite materials

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1994

Abstract

Equations have been developed to determine the dynamic stress field and strain field around a crack moving at a constant velocity in a finite size orthotropic composite material. A simple experimental technique using strain gages has been used to determine the dynamic stress intensity factor for cracks propagating in a unidirectional glass-epoxy composite laminate. Evaluation of the optimum size, orientation and location of the strain gage to minimize errors has been discussed. © 1994.

Publication Title

Engineering Fracture Mechanics

Volume

47

Issue

3

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