Effects of static fatigue on the tension-tension fatigue life of glass / polyester composites

Epaarachchi, Jayantha A. (2005) Effects of static fatigue on the tension-tension fatigue life of glass / polyester composites. In: 4th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 2005): Advances in Applied Mechanics, 16-18 Feb 2005, Melbourne, Australia.


The effects of static-fatigue interaction on tension-tension fatigue life of Glass/Polyester composites were investigated using fatigue and static-fatigue experimental data available in the literature. An empirical static-fatigue model was proposed. Predictions from the static-fatigue model and calculation of fatigue life with the static-fatigue interaction show a good agreement with the experimental results. Static-Fatigue interaction has shown a considerable effect on fatigue lives of GFRP composites at intermediate and lower applied stress levels possibly due to a longer exposure to applied loads. At higher load levels approximately greater than 65% of ultimate stress, and higher stress ratios range like 0.7<R<0.9, fatigue lives shown to be closer to material’s static – fatigue limits which is shorter than the expected lifetime by cyclic fatigue.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 May 2010 11:46
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: fatigue, static-fatigue, glass fibre composites
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7309

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