Compression Testing of Laminates Optimised for Damage Tolerance


Rhead, A., Butler, R. and Baker, N., 2009. Compression Testing of Laminates Optimised for Damage Tolerance. In: 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17, 2009-07-27 - 2009-07-31.

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Barely Visible Impact Damage (BVID) can occur when laminated composite material is subject to out-of-plane impact loads and can result in a significant reduction in compressive strength. This paper will report on compression testing of laminates optimised to maximise damage tolerance. Results show an increase of up to 29% in Compression After Impact (CAI) strength in comparison to a baseline configuration.


Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
CreatorsRhead, A., Butler, R. and Baker, N.
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
Research CentresAerospace Engineering Research Centre
ID Code15633


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