Epaarachchi, Jayantha A. (2006) Assessment of damage accumulation in glass fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP) composites under spectrum fatigue loading. In: 2006 International Conference on Structural Integrity and Failure (SIF2006), 27-29 Sept 2006, Sydney, Australia.
Assessment of lifetime under spectrum – fatigue loading was undertaken on GFRP composites material, using
cumulative damage models proposed by Palmgren-Miner Broutman & Sahu , Hashin & Rotem  and
Epaarachchi & Clausen []. Non of the models were not performed well. Epaarachchi & Clausen [] model which
is based on residual strength has the flexibility of applying according to assumed damage accumulation mechanisms.
This model consistently predicting conservative lifetime while the other models almost over predicting. Further, a
statistical analysis perform on predictions has shown that the Epaarachchi and Clausen model is performing better
than the other models.
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|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Item Status:||Live Archive|
|Additional Information:||© Institute of Materials Engineering Australasia Ltd.|
|Depositing User:||Dr Jayantha Epaarachchi|
|Faculty / Department / School:||Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering|
|Date Deposited:||05 Oct 2011 04:21|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:45|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Composites, fatigue, step/spectrum loading|
|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|
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