An Analysis of the T-Shaped Crack along the Fiber-Matrix Interface in Unidirectional Composite Materials

Wen Xue Wang, Yoshihiro Takao, Toshiro Suhara

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Abstract

In this paper a fracture problem in unidirectionally fiber-reinforced composites containing a T-shaped crack at the interface is considered. The T-shaped crack consists of an interface crack and a crack perpendicular to the interface. A system of integral equations is formulated based on the two-dimensional elasticity and Fourier transforms. The integral equations are evaluated by a numerical method using only the Gauss-Chebyshev integral formula, which was developed by the present authors in the last paper. First, the numerical results are compared with the previous results for a T-shaped crack in an homogeneous material, verifying the present method to be highly satisfactory. Next, three kinds of stress intensity factors (SIF), such as Mode I SIF of a perpendicular crack and Mode I and II SIF of an interface crack, are presented for Glass/Epoxy, Carbon/Epoxy and Tungsten/Copper composite systems with various geometrical parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-292
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series A
Volume54
Issue number498
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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