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Title: Loading direction dependence of the tensile stiffness, strength and fatigue life of biaxial carbon/epoxy NCF composites
Authors: Vallons, Katleen ×
Duque, I
Lomov, Stepan Vladimirovitch
Verpoest, Ignace #
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd.
Series Title: Composites A, Applied Science and Manufacturing vol:42 issue:1 pages:16-21
Abstract: In this work, the effect of the loading direction on the tensile properties of a cross-ply carbon/epoxy NCF composite was studied. Both static and fatigue properties were investigated for several sample orientations. For small off-axis angles, a moderate influence on the stiffness was found. For larger angles, the stiffness could be predicted by means of the CLT. An important influence of the sample aspect ratio was found on the strength and fatigue life of the 5 degrees off-axis samples. Normalisation of the fatigue life curves for the different off-axis angles with respect to the static strength removes the loading direction dependence and produces a master curve. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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ISSN: 1359-835X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Mechanical Metallurgy Section (-)
Department of Materials Engineering - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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