Thermal Shock of Cracked Glass-Fiber Reinforced Plastics at Low Temperatures

Sei Ueda, Yasuhide Shindo

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In this paper, we consider the thermal-mechanical stress problem of cracked G-10CR glass-epoxy laminates with temperature dependent properties. The layered composite is made of one cracked layer bonded between two other layers of different physical properties, and it is suddenly cooled at the surfaces. The ends of the crack are situated at equal distances away from the interfaces which are directed normal to the crack plane. The composite material in generalized plane strain is assumed. Fourier transforms are used to reduce the problem to the solution of a pair of dual integral equations. The solution of the dual integral equations is expressed in terms of a Fredholm integral equation of the second kind. Numerical results on the transient stress intensity factor are obtained and are presented in a graphical form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-934
Number of pages9
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series A
Issue number572
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Composite Materials
  • Elasticity
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Generalized Plane Strain
  • Glass-Fiber Reinforced Plastics
  • Integral Transforms
  • Low Temperatures
  • Stress Intensity Factor
  • Temperature Dependent Properties
  • Thermal Shock

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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