The mixed bending-tension (MBT) test was proposed by Macedo et al. (2012) to assess the mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of composite laminates with very low bending stiffness and strength. Specimens obtained from such laminates may fail in bending prior to delamination growth, when tested using the double cantilever beam test (ASTM D5528-13). In the MBT test, the specimen with a pre-implanted delamination is adhesively bonded to two metal bars and then loaded in opening mode. Bennati et al. (2015) developed a mechanical model of the MBT test, where the two separating parts of the specimen are connected by a cohesive interface with bilinear traction-separation law. Accordingly, the specimen response can be subdivided into three stages: (i) linearly elastic behaviour, (ii) progressive material damage, and (iii) crack propagation. The theoretical predictions were in good agreement with the experimental results by Macedo et al. (2012) in the linearly elastic stage. Instead, only qualitative agreement was obtained for the subsequent stages. Here, we upgrade the previous model by introducing a piece-wise linear, discontinuous tractionseparation law for the cohesive zone (Valvo et al., 2015). We show how the global response of the specimen depends on the cohesive law parameters. Besides, we present an operative procedure to determine the cohesive law parameters based on the test measures.
|Titolo:||Measurement of cohesive laws from mixed bending-tension tests|
FISICARO, PAOLO [Writing – Original Draft Preparation] (Corresponding)
VALVO, PAOLO SEBASTIANO [Writing – Review & Editing]
|Anno del prodotto:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.2 Abstract in Atti di convegno|
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