Damage process of GFRP cross-ply laminates

Junji Noda, Tomonaga Okabe, Nobuo Takeda, Masao Shimizu

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The failure process of GFRP cross-ply laminates (up to final failure) is studied. In situ observations of ply cracks during tensile tests are carried out to obtain the damage process of the cross-ply laminates. Based on these experimental results, we propose a numerical simulation to investigate the damage process. In the present model, a ply crack is expressed by the cohesive element. Consequently, the stress-strain relationship and the density of ply cracks are simulated by choosing the strength and the critical energy release rate of the cohesive element.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1364-1369
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct


  • Composite Material
  • Crack Propagation
  • Finite Element Method
  • Monte Carlo Simulation


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