Liu, Hong-Yuan and Yan, Wenyi and Mai, Yiu-Wing (2006) Z-pin bridging in composite laminates and some related problems. Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 3 (1). pp. 11-19.
This paper reviews our recent studies on z-pinning of composite lamiantes. The contents include theoretical, numerical and experimental studies on the Mode I and Mode II z-pinned delamination growth and the corresponding bridging laws. Test methods to evaluate the z-pin bridging law will be discussed. Comparisons of experimental results and theoretical predictions for the z-pinned double-cantilever-beam (DCB) subjected to mode I delamination with a pre-determined bridging law are provided to confirm the reliability of the methods. A parametric study by finite element method (FEM) is presented for both Mode I and Mode II z-pinned delaminations. In addition, the effect of loading rate on z-pinned DCB delamination and the bridging effect of z-pinning on the buckling of composite laminates are also given.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Additional Information:||Authors retain copyright. Reviewed paper originally a keynote presentation at the 4th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, Melbourne, 2005.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||z-pinning; composite laminates|
|Subjects:||290000 Engineering and Technology > 291400 Materials Engineering > 291402 Composite Materials|
|Depositing User:||epEditor USQ|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 00:19|
|Last Modified:||20 Dec 2013 05:21|
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