A study of estimation of damage accumulation of glass fibre reinforce plastic (GFRP) composites under a block loading situation

Epaarachchi, Jayantha A. (2006) A study of estimation of damage accumulation of glass fibre reinforce plastic (GFRP) composites under a block loading situation. Composite Structures, 75 (1-4). pp. 88-92. ISSN 0263-8223


Many cumulative damage theories have been used in lifetime calculation of GFRP composite components. However, it is well known that linear damage accumulation models are inadequate for predicting the cumulative damage in GFRP compositeas due to their dominant viscoelastic characteristics. This paper discusses the outcomes of application of damage accumulation models proposed by Palmgren-Miner [Miner MA. Cumulative damage in Fatigue. J Appl Mech 1945;12(September):A159–64], Broutman and Sahu [Broutman LJ, Sahu SA. New theory to predict cumulative fatigue damage. In: Fiberglass reinforced plastics, composite materials: testing and design (second conference), ASTM STP 497; 1972. p. 170–88], Hashin and Rotem [Hashin Z, Rotem A. A cumulative damage theory of fatigue failure. J Mater Sci Eng 1978;(34):147–60] and Epaarachchi and Clausen [Epaarachchi Jayantha A, Clausen Philip D. On predicting the cumulative fatigue damage in glass fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP) composites under step/discrete loading. Composites Part A: Appl Sci Manuf 2005;36(9):1236–45], to calculate the lifetime of GFRP composite samples under repeated block loading situations.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version not available.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2007 22:57
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: fatigue; cumulative damage; block loading
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2006.04.063
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3511

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