Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1991 12:00 AM

Description

As composites are being used as primary load bearing members, the increased understanding of damage tolerance of the material is becoming important. When load is applied to a structure containing a crack or damage, a small area ahead of the crack undergoes very high stress. These stresses cause further damage in this small zone. Initially this damage is at the microlevel: in isotropic materials the microdamage is in the form of slippage and microcracks at grain boundary; in composites the microdamage constitutes of matrix microcracks, matrix-fiber interface cracks and fiber pull out. The size of this damage zone varies depending on the material type and the damage tolerance i.e. energy absorbed by the damage zone is directly proportional to the damage zone

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

10B

Chapter

Chapter 6: Engineered Materials

Section

Defects in Composites

Pages

1523-1530

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-3742-7_50

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Damage Tolerance and NDE of Polymeric Composites

La Jolla, CA

As composites are being used as primary load bearing members, the increased understanding of damage tolerance of the material is becoming important. When load is applied to a structure containing a crack or damage, a small area ahead of the crack undergoes very high stress. These stresses cause further damage in this small zone. Initially this damage is at the microlevel: in isotropic materials the microdamage is in the form of slippage and microcracks at grain boundary; in composites the microdamage constitutes of matrix microcracks, matrix-fiber interface cracks and fiber pull out. The size of this damage zone varies depending on the material type and the damage tolerance i.e. energy absorbed by the damage zone is directly proportional to the damage zone