Compressive failure analysis of quasi-isotropic composite laminates fabricated with quasi-unidirectional woven fabric

Bo Wang, Kento Maekawa, Nobuhide Uda, Kousei Ono, Hiroto Nagai

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Abstract

The effect of configuration of quasi-unidirectional woven fabric on the compressive failure modes of quasi-isotropic composite laminates was investigated in this study. Two kinds of out-of-plane fiber waviness were formed in the composite laminates due to different quasi-unidirectional woven fabrics and measured using a fast Fourier transform method. The compressive failure modes of the composite laminates were identified using experimental and numerical methods. It was found that the compressive strength of a composite laminate fabricated using long-pitch weft fabrics was greater than that fabricated using standard-pitch weft fabrics. The relationship between the compressive strength and the configuration of quasi-unidirectional woven fabrics was investigated in a parametrical study, and four compressive failure modes were found: the axial compressive, normal, bending, and shear failure modes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-241
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Composite Materials
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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