A [90/0]s composite laminate with part-through matrix cracks in adjacent plies

A [90/0]s orthotropic composite laminate with part-through matrix cracks is considered. Stress intensity factors are determined for the cracks using a linear-elastic analysis. These matrix cracks run along the fiber direction of the individual plies. The crack-geometry considered here is one where t...

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Journal Title: Composite Structures Vol. 53; no. 4; pp. 499 - 509
Author: Sridhar Santhanam
Format: Article
Published: Sep 2001